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HISTORICAL BUILDINGS



LOG COURTHOUSE 1827    47
  
107 W. Kansas
Independence, MO
816-325-7111
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: April-October
Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm; Sunday, 1pm-4pm
November-March, Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm

This historic building was built as temporary quarters for the government of the newly formed Jackson County. The construction cost of the building was $150.00. During the remodeling of the courthouse on Independence Square, Judge Harry S. Truman moved court proceedings back to the building in 1932-1933.

MT. GILEAD CHURCH AND SCHOOL    48      
West of Kearney on Highway 92
Kearney, MO
816-628-6065
ADMISSION: Student Fee $2
HOURS: Monday-Friday
By appointment only
This building was built in the 1830's and was the only school in Clay County to remain open during the Civil War. School is being taught 100 years to the day, so you can experience school as it was in your great grandfathers day. This is a very popular program, so book well in advance. Third and fourth grade programs only.

OLDEST BUILDING IN KANSAS CITY    49      
500 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO

Kansas City's oldest standing building was built in 1837 and has housed a remarkable array of businesses. Most notably, in the 19th century was a grocery store, operated by Albert Boone, a relative of Daniel Boone. As much a saloon keeper as a grocer, Albert catered to the wagon trains as they headed west on the Santa Fe Trail, which incidentally, passed right by the front door.

PIONEER SPRINGS-BRADY CABIN    50      
Truman Rd. & Noland Rd.
Independence, MO
816-325-7111
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: April-October, Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm

Before it was called Independence it was called "Big Spring". The springs are what attracted the pioneers to the areas. Next to the spring monument is a refurbished cabin commemorating an early settler named Brady. The cabin shows the life style of pioneer life in the 1820's.

RICE-TREEMONTI HOME, The 1844    51      
8801 E. 66th Street
Raytown, MO
816-385-7428
HOURS: By appointment only

The Rice home was built in 1844 by Archibald Elihu Rice. The home escaped the famous "Order No. 11" during the Civil War which ordered all structures burned so they could not be used as protection for the Confederate Army. After the war a freed slave known as Aunt Sophie lived in the old cabin until she died at the age of 90 in 1896. Tours by appointment, call  816-358-8415




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