This one and one half story residence is rectangular in plan. It is covered with a low pitched intersecting gable roof supported by purlins and diagonal brace. The roof is covered with composition shingles. Narrow weatherboard siding sheaths the exterior except for the second story gable which is clad with fishscale shingles. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are one over one double hung wood sash with a projecting cornice. There are bay windows on the east and west elevations. There is a sleeping porch on the second story of the north elevation. It is defined on the exterior by a flat arch with projecting cornice and square posts. There is a recessed wraparound porch with square posts on the first story. The gable peak has a decorative barge board and purlins. The building faces north on Monmouth Street and is in fair condition.
There is a outbuilding with wide shiplap siding associated with the residence. It is covered by a gable roof. Directly south of the outbuilding is a small one car garage which is covered by a gable rood and clad with shiplap siding. The two buildings are attached.
The building was occupied by William Craven, a prominent businessperson in Independence. Craven was mayor of the town from 1908 to 1909 and owned the Craven Building on Main Street. Craven operated a confectionery store in his building. A later resident of the building was Elmer Barnhart who served as mayor of Independence from 1946 to 1949.