Circa 1855. Located in a quaint, historic neighborhood of Independence, MO, a few doors down from the Bess Truman Home and just two blocks from the Bingham-Waggoner Museum, sits this rare Italianate historic landmark home. As part of the Romantic Movement and shift away from rigid adherence to classical forms, Italiantes, modeled after medieval Italian farmhouses, took hold in the United States beginning in the 1850s. This home, as an early example of the style, exhibits an asymmetrical front facade created by its characteristic T-Shaped plan. Typical of Italianates, 627 S Liberty Street also displays narrow windows capped by gable pediments puncturing the first and second floors and the low pitched roof.
Within, these vertically oriented windows accentuate the high ceilings and frame picturesque views of the lush landscaping and surrounding historic neighborhood. The current owners have gone to great lengths to imbue this home with the regality and architectural significance it possessed at its conception. Original elements, like the transom window above the entry, stained glass windows, and wide plank hardwoods combined with thoughtful newer additions like crystal chandeliers and a repurposed sunroom turned laundry room allow this home to inhabit its historical and contemporary settings.
This home sits on a large corner lot with a fenced yard prime for gardening and entertaining. It is just a short jaunt to the Historic Independence Square, home to a retro bowling alley and arcade, the old school Pharaoh movie theater (which shows new releases and local flicks), and an abundance of small businesses and breweries. The almost two centuries of history from this home has been meticulously researched and documented. All historic information the current owners have will be passed on to its new owner.
The main floor includes the living room distinguished from the formal dining room by built-ins, a half bath, original footprint galley kitchen, and the primary suite (currently family room) with hardwood floors throughout. On the second floor are three large bedrooms, a full bath and separate laundry/sunroom. Newer roof, brand new zoned HVAC and detached garage.
Updated on April 4, 2022 at 8:23 pm