360 4th Street

Year Built:

his one and one half story residence is asymmetrical in plan. It has an intersecting gable roof with composition shingles and a gable dormer on the north elevation. Narrow shiplap siding with cornerboards sheaths the exterior. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are one over one double hung sash with a projecting cornice. There is a slightly projecting entrance with a round headed door opening the main elevation. The entrance has been altered, a picture window added to the north elevation, and the porch enclosed on the west elevation. The building faces north on the corner of Monmouth and South Fourth Street and is in excellent condition.

The building was constructed in 1900 by Dr. Otis Butler, a well known doctor in Independence, for his son and daughter-in-law, Maurice and Laura Otis. Dr. Otis lived across the street at 411 Monmouth. Maurice was a dentist and had his office on South Main Street in Independence.