1891 Queen Anne – Webb City, MO

Added to OHD on 9/26/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   24 Comments
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128 N Webb St, Webb City, MO 64870

  • $180,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3090 Sq Ft
  • 0.33 Ac.
Own a piece of history in this magnificent brick and stone home built by Webb City mining magnate Joseph W. Aylor in 1891.Near original period correct mansion located on a corner lot close to downtown Webb City. Third floor is original finishes. Floored attic on 4th floor with glass cupola. Included is a safe that is built in under the service stairway. Beautiful walnut paneling and tall pocket doors leading to the dining room and main parlor.
Contact Information
Richard Duley, Richard Duley Real Estate,
(417) 438-7155

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24 Comments on 1891 Queen Anne – Webb City, MO

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  1. Tony Bianchini says: 59 comments

    Love that entry-way! YOWZA!!

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3512 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Amazing house, but if they are going to mention a cool built-in safe under the service stairs, I think they should show a picture of it!

    • KarenZ says: 1204 comments

      I agree! I was totally looking forward to that!

    • Robb H says: 187 comments

      I had actual pictures of it but I have no clue where they are actually. As I remember, it was a panel under the stairs that opened and there was a small money safe.

      • BethanyBethany says: 3512 comments
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        1983 White elephant
        Escondido, CA

        In picture 13 there is a panel shown under a staircase that is clearly not the main stairs, behind the chair/table; that must be where the safe is. We would have liked to see the actual safe of course, but I guess they did show the location.

  3. StevenFStevenF says: 821 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Not a huge fan of this style, generally, but this strikes a cord. Probably that handsome entry / stair foyer or the impressive roofline. There’s an overall verticality to this house that I like a lot.

  4. Kevin says: 49 comments

    I really would love to know how the original porch looked, when you consider the chateau-esque appearance of roof.

    • Matt Z says: 105 comments

      Kevin, here is a vintage teeny photo showing the original eastlake porch.


      • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

        Thanks Matt for the (small) period photo of this mansion grade home. The porches may have been altered but the replacements are constructed of quality cut stone. The entry foyer was designed to impress and indeed it does! Original working transom windows and hardware above the doorways indicate a very intact house inside. Much of the woodwork remains unpainted, another plus. The relatively modest price reflects the home’s location in the downtown commercial area of Webb City-a town of about 11,000 considered a northern section of the Joplin, MO metro area. A look at the several years old streetview shows an almost empty streetscape nearby although the camera may have captured the view on a Sunday or holiday.

      • StevenFStevenF says: 821 comments
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        1969 Regency
        Nashville, TN

        Good work….makes you realize that the old porch, with all that gingerbread, was probably doomed to the elements pretty early on. The massing of the current porches is too extreme…one could replace these with a less complicated facsimile of the originals to improve the appearance of the house at less cost than a total recreation.

        • JimHJimH says: 5149 comments
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          As a design exercise that makes sense, but to spend a bunch of money to create a long-term maintenance problem might not. The current porches could be made to visually recess a bit with shrubbery and trellises or the like. And the porch roofs need some cresting. But I like stone, and I’d rather sit in an enclosed porch in that location anyway!

          Thank goodness that none of the owners have walked into that great front hall and thought – “It’s too dark!”

          • Tommy Q says: 462 comments

            The porch would have to go for me, I’m afraid. Yeah, it isn’t i the prettiest neighborhood but once inside I doubt very much if you would care.

          • Michael Mackin says: 2646 comments

            Kudos to the person who picked the stone for the porch alterations though! They did a great job in matching the stone on the original foundation of the house. I agree with your comments about the porch, Jim. I would probably lose the awnings as well though.

      • Kevin says: 49 comments

        thanks for that Matt…. not at all what I was expecting though.

  5. Robb H says: 187 comments

    I looked at this house years ago. It has not changed since then. I remember it was right in the city near a lot of businesses. The safe was cool at the time but since then I have seen many of them. It is a great house for some one who may want to run a tea room or the like out of it.

  6. StevenFStevenF says: 821 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Hey…what’s with the internal window with frosted glass on the second floor landing? Was that a door that was closed up or some kind of natural lighting scheme for an internal room with no windows?

    • DonS says: 51 comments

      Interior windows, such as the frosted one in this house, were common in larger homes. They allowed light to pass through into, otherwise, dark spaces. I’m surprised this one wasn’t of stained glass, most I’ve seen were. This house is certainly deserving of one.

    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 247 comments

      It’s between the front stair landing and the back stair hall–you can see it from the other side two and three pictures above, and you’re right that it’s to share light between those spaces.

      That looks like it’s probably glue chip glass, which is likely the original glass, or at least very, very old.

    • David says: 1 comments

      My wife and I looked at this home at one time. The frost glass was something that the original owner wanted. He often conducted busy in the home, hence the safe. At points he wanted to know (hear) who was there but not necessarily interact with the person. Or at least, this is what I was told, and it makes some sense.

  7. TimothyTimothy says: 141 comments

    Great home! The entrance foyer is stunning. I would like to see all that carpeting removed in order to display what is stunning hardwood underneath.

  8. Colleen J says: 1156 comments

    Wow on the price, the size and the great shape this house is in! Great deal for someone!

  9. Jenni says: 17 comments

    That entry way and stairwell took my breath away, what lustrous woodwork. I am so happy no one has painted it.

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