224 S. 3rd Street

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Classification:
Secondary
Year Built:
1909
Style:
Craftsman

This two story residence is rectangular in plan and has a gable roof with exposed purlins and bargeboards. It is covered with composition shingles. Twin gabled wall dormers project from the roof line. Narrow shiplap siding siding sheaths the exterior. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are paired one over one double hung wood sash with a projecting cornice. There are multi-light French doors at the porch and main entrances. A flat roof porch with battered posts and exposed rafters covers the main entrance. The second floor has an end wall enclosed porch. The exterior stairs on the south elevation were added c. 1960. The building faces east on the corner of South Third Street and "C" Street and is in excellent condition. The building was originally owned by J.S. Cooper, and prominent businessperson in Independence. Cooper developed numbers properties throughout the city including the J.S. Cooper Block. Cooper was elected mayor of Independence from 1904 to 1905. Another prominent resident of the building was Dean Walker. The Walker's were hop growers, owning one the largest hop years in the area. The Walker's son R.M. Walker became the president of the First National Bank of Independence and was mayor from 1918 to 1925. Walker's other son Dean, served as Senator in the State Legislature for many years.

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