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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Minor House

(built ca. 1885)

 
 
The Minor House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 12, 2019
1. The Minor House Marker
Inscription.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindsay Minor acquired this home ca. 1900. Mrs. Minor was the former Nancy M. McCoy, daughter of William McCoy, an early Independence business man and the first Mayor at the time of the city’s incorporation in 1849. Their daughters, Eleanor and Grace, made their home at this address for eighty years. Both ladies were members of Mrs. Bess Wallace Truman’s Tuesday Bridge Club. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Truman in Washington during his presidential administration. The home was built on a site originally owned by Samuel Weston, pioneer blacksmith. The structure was restored in 1982-83 by Dorothy Ruff De Tray, great-great granddaughter of Samuel Weston. Robert Weston, his son, was the 18th Mayor of Independence. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 22, 1984.
 
Erected by City of Independence, Missouri.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
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Women. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 39° 5.668′ N, 94° 25.197′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on North Spring Street, 0 miles south of West White Oak Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 North Spring Street, Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noel House (about 500 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Independence Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); First Fireproof Building in Independence (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCoy House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
The Minor House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 12, 2019
2. The Minor House
The Minor House Address image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 12, 2019
3. The Minor House Address
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2020, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2020, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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