478 S. Main Street

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Classification:
Primary
Year Built:
1885
Style:
Vernacular

This two story residence is L shaped in plan and has an intersecting gable roof with a gabled wall dormer. The roof is covered with composition shingles. Wide shiplap siding finished with corner boards sheaths the exterior. The windows are pared one over one double hung wood sash with a projecting cornice. There is an octagonal vertical panel door with transom light and a multi-light door flanked by sidelights. The hip roofed porch has a solid balustrade and is supported by battered posts. The original front porch was replaced in 1922 and the porch on the west elevation was closed in. A small fruit room was added to the northwest corner of the house as well as a new door and sidelights. The building faces east on the corner of South Main Street and "E" Street and is in fair condition. There is a detached garage. The building was occupied by Edward and Stella Dunckel in 1920. Edward and Stella were married in 1915 and owned and operated the Dunckel Apartment which are located on the corner of 2nd and "D" Streets. They also owned the Independence Laundry located on "E" Street which they operated until Edward's death in 1950. Ray Dunckel, Edward's son, took over the laundry and ran it until the early 1980's.

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Photo courtesy of the Independence Heritage Museum1914 parade on South Main Street
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