281 S. 2nd Street

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This one story commercial building is L-shaped in plan and has a hip roof with a parapet. Stucco sheaths the exterior. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are fixed pane commercial. There are Art Deco style parapets and pilasters and a diagonal corner. The commercial storefront windows are a later addition. Another entrance and separate business is located on the south portion of the building. The building faces west on the corner of South Second Street and "C" Street and is in good condition. The building was constructed by Ross Nelson, around 1930. Nelson was a very influential person in Independence and served on the board of trustees for the First National Bank. He was also the owner of the Isis Theater in downtown Independence.