This one story residence is rectangular in plan. It has a hip roof with hip roof dormers which is covered with composition shingles. Fire retardant shingles sheath the exterior. The building was wide overhanging eaves. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are fixed pane, some with four horizontal divisions. There is a recessed entry. There is an attached garage to the south. The building was extensively altered in the 1940's from a two stories to one story. The building faces north on the corner of Monmouth and South Fifth Street and is in good condition.
Tom and Betty Rirchey were occupants in the 1940's and altered the residence extensively. Tom was a mail carrier in Independence.
NC= Not Eligible/ Non-Contributing'
NHD= Listed in Historic District
Comments: Multi-light wood sash windows - corner windows, maybe ca. 1940s alterations? 1/1, 2/2 wood sash windows.
Attached garage; possible porch enclosure in front. EC garage incorporated from lot south of house, 353 S. 5th.
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