This one and one half story residence is square in plan with additions. It is covered with a gable roof with gabled wall dormers and composition shingles. Asphalt shingles cover narrow shiplap siding. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are paired one over one double hung wood sash with a projecting cornice. There is a gabled porch with turned posts and decorative sunburst pattern. The gable ends have woodwork in a sunburst pattern. There are decorative paired carved brackets and a corbelled chimney. The building faces west on the corner of South Second Street and "B" Avenue and is in good condition. The original owner of the building was Albert Sperling; a well known carpenter and house painter in Independence around the turn of the century. Sperling probably built the residence himself. The Sperling family built the Sperling Hotel which is still standing at 114 S. Main Street in downtown Independence.
EC= Eligible/ Contributing
NHD= Listed in Historic District
Comments: c. 1915 addition to rear
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