This turn-of-the-century home has a hip roof with composition singles. Although no brackets or other trim details remain other than the very wide eaves, it supports the hallmarks of an Italiante house. The windows are double hung one over one light and has a newer brick chimney. Windows are double hung one over one light and has a newer brick chimney. The original weatherboard siding has been covered with aluminum siding and the front front porch has been enclosed. It now has windows of four lights in pairs and triples. It has an original garage with weatherboard siding but has a new replacement door. This house is in excellent condition.
Purvine, who was a noted contractor in Independence during the early years built the Spurling Block on South Main and numerous other historic landmarks, lived in that house.