This one and one half story residence is rectangular in plan. It has an intersecting gable roof and a gable dormer with flared eaves covered with consumption shingles. Narrow weatherboard siding sheaths the exterior. A wooden watertable caps the concrete foundation. The windows are one over one double hung wood sash, and casement windows in the dormer. There is a rectangular bay window on the main elevation. There is a recessed full length porch with a segmental arch tie beam, massive square posts and solid balustrade. There are also exposed notch-end rafters and unusual flared bargeboards on this elevation. The building faces east on the corner of Main Street and "H" Street and is in excellent condition. The residence was built by William H. Cockle around 1914. Cockle established a partnership with Chester Sloper, his brother-in-law, and opened the Sloper Bros. and Cockle hardware store in downtown Independence.
EC= Eligible/ Contributing
NHD= Listed in Historic District
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