434 S. Main Street

Classification:
Secondary
Year Built:
1914
Style:
Bungalow

This one and one half story residence is square in plan and has an intersecting gable roof and composition shingles. Undulating fire retardant shingles sheath the exterior. The windows are one over one double hung wood sash covered with aluminum storm windows. The bellcast gable roof entry has brick battered porch piers topped with paired wooden posts. The gable ends and porch gable end have decorative ornaments. There are brackets and molded barge board. There is a belt course separating the upper one half story from the lower story. The porch has been partially enclosed separating the upper one half story from the lower story. The porch has been partially enclosed and the building resided. The building faces east on South Main Street and is in good condition. The building was constructed by Buzz Sloper in 1914. Sloper was born in Independence in August 1883 and married Prushia Newton ca. 1904. The Slopers lived on a farm six miles south of town until 1914 when Buzz, his brothers Arch and William Cockle purchased the Hanna Hardware store on South Main Street, and changed the name to Cockle and Sloper Bros. Hardware. Buzz Sloper dies June 10, 1950.

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