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Near Higginsville in Lafayette County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Cottage Row [and] The Confederate Home Chapel

 
 
Cottage Row [and] The Confederate Home Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2015
1. Cottage Row [and] The Confederate Home Chapel Marker
Inscription.

Cottage Row
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

Photo on Cottage Row [and] The Confederate Home Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, Undated
2. Photo on Cottage Row [and] The Confederate Home Chapel Marker
population. Sixty-five years later, it was moved again to its present location, which approximates the original. The Perceptor Xi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority was instrumental in this endeavor.

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. Touch 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

Cottage Row [and] The Confederate Home Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2015
3. Cottage Row [and] The Confederate Home Chapel Marker
Sole surviving cottage in background
(within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate States of America - Battle Flags (within shouting distance of this marker); Lion of Lucerne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Soldiers' Monument (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Higginsville.
 
Also see . . .  Confederate Memorial State Historic Site MO. (Submitted on November 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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