1853 – Independence, MO – $80,000

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National Register
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Added to OHD on 12/31/18   -   Last OHD Update: 3/20/19   -   8 Comments
302 W Mill St, Independence, MO 64050

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Huge historic home in Independence just waiting for your touch of creativity!
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Cara Painter, Century 21 All-Pro
(816) 505-3338
OHD Notes
"The Lewis-Webb Home is significant [for being] associated with the lives and careers of John and Susan Lewis and William Larkin Webb and Mabelle Brown Webb, persons significant to the history of Independence, Missouri. John and Susan Lewis were among the earliest settlers in Jackson County and were responsible for platting Lewis addition to the City of Independence in 1853. William Larkin Webb and Mabel Brown Webb, who were occupants of the house in the early part of the twentieth century, were prominent as a local publisher and poet. The residence is a well-preserved example of a vernacular style of late Greek Revival architecture common to west-central Missouri ca. 1845-1855, often re-interpreted in the 1870's and 1880's by the addition of decorative woodwork and carpentry. The property is significant in the areas of architecture and community planning."

"Originally designed as a vernacular interpretation of late Greek Revival architecture, Eastlake detailing was added to the structure in the l880's including an enlargement of the original porch, a canopy over the original second floor doorway, bracketry, and ornate eaveswork on the east and west ends of the main structure. "- National Register
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8 Comments on 1853 – Independence, MO – $80,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The inside is what it is, there are still some original doors, mantels and trim at least. But I love the exterior details. I think this would look 10 times better without the exterior paint and would be tempted to see about removing it or I know there are ways to paint faux brick over real brick.

    • AvatarGloriaH says: 81 comments

      I’m in Independence. The brick of this era was slave made, with local material and is very soft. Removing paint is really not an option or the bricks will lose their structure and slump. Quite a lot of the antebellum homes in the area have been painted over the years. I didn’t know this one was is such bad shape inside. I pass it on my way to the library every week.

    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 892 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1947 Ranch

      I’m in the middle of just that. Our original FP has brick that is the same as the exterior of our 1947 rancher. The long narrow style favored in that era. When we bought the house luckily the exterior had not been painted, but the FP brick had been (white) years before. We considered trying to strip it, but frankly I couldn’t see it being successful. I bought an array of paints and am trying to recreate the look. So far, so good.
      Happy New Year to you and your family Kelly and to all of us OHD lovers!

  2. SouthwestlovesmommaSouthwestlovesmomma says: 123 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1958 Ranch
    Bartlett, IL

    The exterior trim work and details are terrific! Independence is a nice town. We went their often as a family when I was a child. Huge lot, a lot for the money

  3. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Adding a few photos from the National Register form, linked up top if you want to read it and check out the additional photos.

  4. AvatarBethany otto says: 2519 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    I wonder if the beautiful staircase that’s glimpsed in the national register photos is extant. You would think they’d show it in the listing pics if it is.

  5. MJGMJG says: 328 comments
    1887 Queen Anne

    The porch details are beautiful. That central window with hood over it is odd. I wonder what that looked like when first built. Maybe a balcony with railing removed before the 1920s or 1930s photo.


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