Cottage Row [and] The Confederate Home Chapel
Among the first buildings to be constructed at the Confederate Home of Missouri were small frame houses making up Cottage Row. These three room cottages were located along both sides of the road and served as independent living for veterans and their families. Located on lots 100 x 200 feet, it was common to see large vegetable gardens and fruit trees in the yards.
The Daughters of the Confederacy provided furnishings for the first four cottages at a total cost of $395.05. In return, they were permitted to name the cottages; Missouri's Confederate Generals John S. Bowen, William Y. Slack, Mosby M. Parsons and Henry Little were honored in this manner. The ladies of Knox County, Mo., in recognition of a contribution they made, were given the opportunity to name a fifth cottage. It was named in honor of Gen. Martin E. Green.
Of the original cottages, only one survives and now serves as the site administrator's residence.
The Confederate Home Chapel
The chapel was built at the end of Cottage Row in 1892. A contemporary wrote, "At the south end of the street or avenue, stands a neat frame chapel built by the ladies of Lafayette county, at a cost of $1,200, where preaching service is regularly held." In 1913, the chapel was moved to a more central location to accommodate an aging resident
Missouri's Confederate Home Chapel is one of only two remaining Confederate chapels in the United States. The other is in Richmond, Va.
[Photo captions, clockwise from top left, read]
The surgeon's residence
Stained glass window in the chapel
Cottage Row, early 1900s
Erected by Missouri State Parks.
Location. 39° 5.898′ N, 93° 43.728′ W. Marker is near Higginsville, Missouri, in Lafayette County. Marker is on 1st Street 0.4 miles north of Business Missouri Route 13, in the median. Click for map. Marker is on the Confederate Memorial State Historic Site grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Higginsville MO 64037, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Confederate Home of Missouri (here, next to this marker); Confederate Home Chapel Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial State Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate States of America - National Flags
Also see . . . Confederate Memorial State Historic Site MO. (Submitted on November 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.