Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
About 1856, John Lewis erected this mansion on 22 acres he had owned since 1845. George Caleb Bingham, the famous Missouri genre painter, bought the farm in 1864 and lived here until 1870. W.H. Waggoner, mill owner, bought it in 1876. The family still resides here.
Erected 1976 by American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Independence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. 39° 5.189′ N, 94° 25.121′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Osage Street, on the left when traveling west on Pacific Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 West Pacific Avenue, Independence MO 64051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bess Truman Birthplace (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bryant House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Overfelt-Johnston House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hughes House (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I Memorial Kritser House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodlawn Cemetery Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1827 Log Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . . Bingham-Waggoner Estate. Estate website homepage (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,432 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.