Longview Farm House
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 8 AM-11 AM
Come by for a tour of the house!
The historic Longview Farm House is a unique venue available for your event!
Three different multiuse rooms are available for $50/hr to create the perfect space for any event. For questions about rentals or to schedule your event, please call 314-434-1215 to speak to our Facility Steward, Lindsey Hodge. Lindsey will be happy to answer any questions and assist you with planning your special event.
Additional Longview Rental Information:
3 rental room options! Rent one space or all 3!
Historic House - This former residential house has several smaller rooms that you can combine for your event. A perfect space for birthday parties, holiday parties, etc. The largest room is the living room (entire house available for rental $50p/hour). It is charming! Come have a look!
New Addition - Modern, bright and open with excellent views to the park (available for rental $100 p/hour).
Meeting Room/Gatherring Room- The new addition can be divided into two smaller rooms (each available for rental $50 p/hour).
||Total Square Feet
||770 (several small rooms)
|Meeting/Gathering (wall open)
*Please note the maximum capacity of the House at any one time is 100 people.
Longview Farm House History
The area we know today as Longview Farm Park is the remnant of a farm that once encompassed over 350 acres acquired directly from the United States government by the son of a pioneer settler, presumably in the 1820's. The farm was divided several times and passed through the ownership of a few families. The present farm house was originally a story and a half log cabin, thought to be from the 1870’s. By the 1920’s, the log cabin was covered by a white frame house. Through the years, several additions were added to the original house, dividing the space into various rooms and elevations.
After Town & Country purchased the property in 2000, discussions and town hall meetings were held to discuss what to do with the house. Since it was not ADA accessible, and because of its many divided spaces, it was not suitable for City events and meetings. After long hours and attention given to every detail, the Longview Farm House Subcommittee chose the final plans, and the renovation process began. Construction was completed, and the ribbon cutting of the new addition was September 26, 2008.
During October 2007, the pre-1970 additions of the house were demolished. The two-story, front portion of the house underwent some restoration and minor reconstruction. In the rear, a new, low profile addition was built. Inside the new addition there is now a gathering space with retractable walls available for small parties and meetings. The offices for the Parks and Recreation Department are housed in the new addition as well. Powers Bowersox and Associates was the architect on the project, and Diestelkamp Construction Company was the general contractor.
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