1905 Queen Anne – Independence, KS (George F. Barber)

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Posted September 2017. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown. Added to OHD on 9/14/17 - Last OHD Update: 3/17/18 - 12 Comments
300 S 8th St, Independence, KS 67301

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  • $95,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3878 Sq Ft
Historic Alfred Landon Home! Mr. Landon was a former Kansas Governor and a presidential candidate and this was his home during much of that time. It was moved to it's current site in 2005. The main level of the home has been completely restored with special attention to the integrity of the original materials. This includes original and stripped woodwork, oak floors, fireplace mantel, light fixtures, butler's pantry, pocket doors, crown moulding and more. The current spacious kitchen was an addition to the original home. The home has 3 stories; most of the 2nd and 3rd levels have been gutted with only one renovated bedroom on the 2nd level. The 3rd story even has potential for 3 additional bedrooms and a bathroom. The location is ideal to walk to town, restaurants, churches and sits high on a corner lot. There is also a wonderful wrap around porch and portico. The new owner could easily live downstairs while remodeling the 2nd story. Make your own History in this Grand Beauty!
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Debbie Johnson, Coldwell Banker      (620) 331-5510
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12 Comments on 1905 Queen Anne – Independence, KS (George F. Barber)

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  1. Sue S.Sue S. says: 304 comments

    Love it, nice vibes. Love the kitchen too — would put in some reproduction appliances and a more rustic worktable, and be in heaven.

    • AvatarDallas says: 90 comments

      I was thinking the same. Love the kitchen. Would change the green walls too and def vintage appliances. It reminds me of the kitchen in “Driving Miss Daisy” .

  2. AvatarPaul Price says: 202 comments

    We got to go in this one. It is owned by the historical society in town. The home was moved from where the Walgreens is to its present site about in 2005. So the foundation , first floor HVAC and kitchen (as a add on) were new at that time. When the house was moved the central chimney was torn out. The downstairs is almost pristine. The second floor has one bedroom similarly furnished as the downstairs (sorry we forgot to take pictures this time) but the rest was just started with a demolition. On the right front there is a sunroom? with built ins (make a great laundry) a bedroom with Jack and Jill bath to a much larger bedroom with a fire place– the mantel has been removed and much in that bedroom has been painted white. Then going towards the back there is the one in tact bedroom (over the dining room), with Jack and Jill bath to another long bedroom—then to a glassed in white clapboard porch. Then the 3rd floor is reached by some steep stairs for what was the servants quarters. It truly looks like a museum where someone moved out in the late 1930’s and have not been back. The stairs enters a windowless sloped roofed room on the back of the house, then a central hall returns to the front of the home with a bath (clawfoot tub) and 3 more bedrooms with solid paneled doors. The original wall paper is draping down. There is knob and tubing wiring neatly run down hallway ceiling and into each room. There are gas light fixtures that appear to be original. It is unbelievable and super yummy.

    • AvatarDr. Peterson says: 112 comments

      I believe the wrought iron railing at the entry is an add-on and there should have been another entry stair outside from the porte cochere up to the front porch.

  3. AvatarLinda R says: 237 comments

    Ah yes, the relocation explains why there is a porte cocher (sp?) with no way to drive into it. Also does not appear to be an entrance to the house from there either, which is the whole point. To be able to go to and from your carriage without getting rained or snowed on.

  4. Avatarkathywhoelse1@gmail.com says: 211 comments

    ty for all the history info, indeed it was a museum for him

  5. Chris DiMatteiChris DiMattei says: 261 comments

    This home is another great George F. Barber designed home. In fact, it is one of at least 8 extant Barber designed homes in Independence. Also, while this home is associated with Governor Landon, he was not the original owner. That distinction belongs to Dr. John T. Davis and his wife Mattie.

  6. AvatarColleen J says: 1264 comments

    Wow, what a lot of house with so much space and history for under a hundred grand. Lots to love!

  7. Avatar1938lasalle says: 21 comments

    Alf Landon was part of the liberal wing of the Republican party. He actually supported some of Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” programs, but was fearful of too much power in the executive branch of government. He barely campaigned after receiving the Republican nomination in 1936, and won only two states. (Not even Kansas)!

    Senator Nancy Kassenbaum of Kansas is his daughter. He lived to be 100 years old!

    Sure wish I knew how extensive the upstairs work would be! I love the house and would restore the house as much as possible to original!

  8. LottieLottie says: 405 comments

    Love the concrete handicap ramp on the left front of the house at the corner of the street. Very, very nice house for less than $100,000.


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