This two story residence is irregular in plan and has a truncated hip roof with a projecting front gable with partial return. The roof material is composition shingles. Shingles with a frieze and frieze brackets sheath the exterior. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are four over four double hung sash on the south elevation and a full height rectangular bay projects from the front elevation. Decorative panels flank the rectangular bay windows. A flat roof porch with a decorative frieze and turned posts projects from the entry way. The rear door is composed of vertical panels. Alterations include new shingle siding, a replaced balustrade on the front porch and new fixed pane windows. There are also several additions to the rear elevation. The residence faces north on "C" Street and is in good condition. M.W. and Flora Mix, and Francis and Caroline Patterson, both prominent citizens of Independence were former owners of the building. Francis Patterson platted two additions in Independence and was very active politically in the state, serving two terms as a legislator. He was also a shareholder and President of the Independence-Monmouth Railroad.