1905 – Independence, KS

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Added to OHD on 6/15/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   35 Comments
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501 W Myrtle St, Independence, KS 67301

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  • $199,500
  • 7 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 4612 Sq Ft
  • 0.39 Ac.
Home was built for Thomas Booth who built the Booth Hotel in 1911. There are many leaded and stained glass windows. Three of the 4 fireplaces are made from Independence paving brick. Third floor was servants quarters. Butlers bell from Master bedroom to 3rd floor still intact. Screaming monkey fireplace on 2nd floor. The dining room is a show stopper with a full wall of Tiger oak china cabinets and drawers w/leaded glass doors. Impressive large butler pantry. Hardwood floors everywhere except 3rd floor. All natural beautiful woodwork. Master bedroom suite includes library, sunroom and bathroom. Full basement is divided, one side family & rec room plus bath; other side laundry & bath. The 1714 in basement is not included in house sq. ft. Cedar closet in attic. Sunroom in SE corner has C H/A. Home is insulated. Wrap porch. Laundry chutes on 1st and 2nd floors. Two staircases to 2nd floor. Fish scale siding. Fenced garden area w/natural rock fountain feature. Corner lot.
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Sandy Rollins, Coldwell Banker Pasternak-Johnson
(620) 331-5510
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35 Comments on 1905 – Independence, KS

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  1. Linda R. says: 196 comments

    Very unusual bannister on front staircase. Dining room cupboards & ceiling are super.
    Wish the stained glass Scottish roses were different colors, but that is just me being picky.

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    • Linda R. says: 196 comments

      also love the 2nd tub and sink shown; I’d put a blankie in the sitz bath for my cats.
      I am confused about where the second bannister goes? It seems too fancy for servant stairs. Also unsure what room the cool little tiles are in.

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      • SD says: 63 comments

        Believe it or not but the banister goes to the basement finished rooms. They have very nice tiled floors, 2 gas fireplaces, built in bookcases and stained glass windows. The tapestry material with the windmills is in the larger of the 2 rooms and the painted canvas with the figures in the bar is in the smaller room. There is also a period half bath.

        This section of the basement is separate from the service part of the basement and are accessed by different staircases.

        We went to see this house on Saturday and plan to put an offer in on the house even though there are numerous problems with the house…the carriage house being the largest project. The back corner has sunk at least 10″ casing the large stone wall to crack and lean. It won’t last much longer without major repairs or a tear down and rebuild.

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Let us know if you do put an offer in and what happens. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • SD says: 63 comments

            Will do! I am trying to find a contractor experienced with foundation jacking using push piers or helical piers to see if it is possible to save the carriage house. It doesn’t look good though.

            I do have some pics. Probably not the kind that everyone would like to see because they mostly show the bad parts of the house that need work. The hand made galvanized fuse box with original porcelain fuse blocks on the 3rd floor is a work of art! I did cringe a little when I noticed the knob and tube wires inside. The basement has an updated 200 amp panel with an 80 amp breaker leading to that sub-panel in the attic.

        • KarenZKarenZ says: 1164 comments
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          Best of luck to you!

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  2. TXJewelTXJewel says: 354 comments
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    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    I must really be losing it! I could swear that I’ve seen this house on here before. Was it a subscriber share?

    Oh yeah, it’s a real cool, interesting house. Another one that would have benifited from sunny day photos.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1083 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Both. Was on the site, deleted and shared recently.

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      • TXJewelTXJewel says: 354 comments
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        1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
        Strawn, TX

        Good! The old mind isn’t as far gone as I thought!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Hard to forget the screaming monkey, (which is actually probably a very poorly carved lion), house! Heheheh. It’s been years; and the last time there were very few pix, so nice to see so much more of this great house this time. The basement rathskeller with it’s remarkable fireplace and probably original murals wasn’t even hinted at last time. COOL!

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  3. MichaelMichael says: 2861 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Looks like the original wallpaper! The bathroom is nearly perfect.

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    • SD says: 63 comments

      All of the wallpaper in this house is fabric. As nice as it looks today, I can only imagine how beautiful it was when it was first installed. That gold must have shimmered when the sunlight hit it! I don’t know how you would ever go about cleaning the wallpaper. I’d be worried that I would ruin it if I tried.

      The bathrooms appear original with the exception of one. A toilet has been replaced. The original 2 piece is in the basement but it does have a cracked base. The radiator was also removed from one bathroom. There are a few cracks in the tiles on the walls from settling over the years but that is to be expected in a house this old.

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  4. TGrantTGrant says: 945 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    What a grand beauty! So much to love here!

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  5. Suzanne says: 23 comments

    Who else just looked at the pictures to see the screaming monkey??

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  6. MaryBeth says: 53 comments

    It pretty interesting and big! IIโ€™ll make a few changes but Iโ€™m going to need cleaning help.

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  7. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1052 comments
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    1947 Ranch
    OR

    This is so yummy! Of course it had me with the porte chochรจre, but then, whoo, the wood the bathrooms, the wood, the windows, the wood….

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    • SD says: 63 comments

      The corinthian capital is missing from the left most column. I bet it will be difficult to find a replacement. Does anyone know a source reproductions?

  8. Joe says: 757 comments

    -I would love to see an early photo of this one. Above that side door and below that arrangement of second floor windows look to me to have had a roofed area of some kind.

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  9. cc2001 says: 28 comments

    Lovely house and woodwork. Can anyone tell me what that large sink on the bathroom floor is for? A foot washer? Oh and I love the shape of the tub.

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    • Jen says: 6 comments

      Iโ€™m thinking ? it could be a sitz bath perhaps. Hopefully, someone finds out. Before…you go sticking you know what in you know where…right? Te hee he. It is however a very lovely fixture though!

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      • cc2001 says: 28 comments

        Hi Jen! I thought a sitz bath too, but wouldn’t having to squat down that far defeat the purpose (I’m thinking of the only time I ever needed one was for stitches after childbirth, ouch)? Wouldn’t a bidet have been installed for that purpose? Anyway thanks and I hope we get an answer ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Preservation Matters says: 97 comments

        Saw the same item in one of the Newport mansion’s bathrooms. The docent said it was a sitz bath.

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    • SD says: 63 comments

      The foot bath found in some old homes alongside the sitz or hipbaths were actually about half the size of the sitz tub. They sometimes come up for sale on abay and sell for well over 1K each.

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  10. says: 236 comments

    Love it!! That big brick fire place is gorgeous. It’s just beautiful.

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  11. Jen says: 6 comments

    But…those bathrooms!!! Donโ€™t be mad if I spend all my time there! ???#hurryup #nope #calgontakemeaway

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  12. Larry Stevens says: 1 comments

    I had house and did a lot of renovation over 5 years. Stripped paint off entire 2nd story and several coats off fireplace and i thought they were screaming monkeys.Had to move and wish we could took house with us it is beautiful.

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