This one and one half story residence is rectangular in plan and has a gable roof with a swept gable entry way. Weatherboard siding sheaths the exterior. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are paired three over one double hung wood sash with shutters and fixed pane. There is an arched entry way. The fixed pane window on the front elevation is a later addition. The building faces east on South Sixth Street and is in good condition.
The building was constructed by the Charboneux family. The Charboneux owned a grocery store in downtown Independence. Omabelle Mc Bee, a teacher, lived in the residence in the 1940's and John Werline, a barber, also occupied the building.