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Queen Anne in Canton, MO


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Added to OHD on 3/29/23   -   Last OHD Update: 3/29/23

811 College St, Canton, MO 63435

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  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3062 Sq Ft
  • 0.26 Ac.
This is a classic! If you have an appreciation of Victorian architecture, you will love this one. This home built in 1892 offers extraordinary woodwork, pocket doors, beautiful hardwood floors, large wraparound front porch, transom windows, stained glass, and the list could go on. There are 4 bedrooms on the 2nd floor with a full bathroom on both levels. The meticulously maintained property also features modern conveniences such as: kitchen with built in appliances (remodeled in 2005), a butler pantry, sunroom (2017), and separate HVAC serving each floor (replaced one furnace and A/C unit in 2015). The yard is handsomely adorned with a white picket fence & attractively decorated with plants/shrubbery, with nice patio areas to enjoy the outdoors. The exterior was repainted in 2017-2018, along with tuckpointing work in the basement in 2017-2018. The detached 2-car garage also includes ample space for a workshop. It is really hard to express the beauty of this one without seeing it!
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Virgil Welker, Fretwell And Associates :: (573) 767-5436

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1 month ago

Wow! Great looking home! It has a few HGTV moments but overall is quite a beautiful home.

Reply to  JDmiddleson | 4764 comments
1 month ago

Don’t you love that window in the hallway? Part of the exotic and the Moorish influences that became so trendy during the era, this window is one that I dream of having in my home. Today people call them keyhole windows, but I don’t believe that term was used during these decades and I’ve only ever really see it referred to as a Morrish, Eastern or exotic design. Any additional info on these tiny details I love if anyone has any facts to share. Regardless of these modern details, I call it Wonderful!

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You can see the influence adaptation.
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John Shiflet
1 month ago

George F. Barber really liked these Moorish or “keyhole” shaped windows. Several of his designs featured these windows. Given the “drama” seen at the entry (another trait of Barber designs) of this house it makes me wonder if this house matches anything from Barber’s plan-books? Moorish style was considered exotic and reminiscent of far away places. However, it never was mainstream during the Victorian era and the number of purely Moorish designed structures was fairly limited. Sadly, even among those limited numbers built, because they were of an architectural style unfamiliar to many, quite a few have been lost over the years. I recall a nice Moorish example in Atchison, Kansas (neglected) and it was razed about 20 years ago. Another Moorish House stood on Jackson Street in Muncie, IN, and it was razed only a couple of years ago. (see archival interior photos below) The popularity for Moorish interiors reached a peak in the 1890’s when even stately Colonial Revivals sometimes featured what was called a “Turkish Corner”. By 1910 the fad had passed and with few exceptions, Moorish fell out of favor along with everything else from the Victorian era. I found the newel post lamp in this house interesting in design. I wonder if the brass ring in the center was symbolic of ‘grabbing the brass ring”, a metaphor for achieving success? The opalescent swirl glass globe on top is exquisite as well. Wish there were a way to see this house when it was new-I imagine it was far more ornate and “artistic” than what we see today.

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Reply to  John Shiflet | 6768 comments
1 month ago

Yes definitely not the most popular house design for sure. I too questioned if this was a later Barber design. I feel like the design trend for Turkish, Moorish, Middle East influence only entered popularity in small amounts. A plate on the wall here and there, the Turkish pitcher on a stand, Fretwork and Grillwork was all inspired from that area as well as the keyhole window and morphed its way into all types of american design. But having an entire building in this design sure is not the norm for the time.

1 month ago

Wonderful house! I would love to live here!

1 month ago

Please flip the flag around (#14.) Star field is always in the upper left as you’re looking at it.

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