This one and one half story residence is T shaped in plan and has an intersecting gable roof with a gable dormer. The roof has exposed rafters, purlins and diagonal braces. The gable end is covered with fishscale shingles. Narrow weatherboard sheaths, finished with cornerboards, covers the exterior. Windows are one over one double hung wood sash and fixed pane with multi-paned diamond panes on the top portion. Aluminum storms have been added to the windows. The concrete foundation is capped by a watertable. Boxed porch posts support the front porch which is covered by a hip roof. The building faces east on the corner of "A" and Log Cabin Streets and is in good condition. The building was constructed about 1912 by E.W. Sloper. Sloper's father, Henry, and grandfather, I. M., built the first saw and grist mill in Independence. E.W. Sloper grew hops on a large ranch south of Independence.
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