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222 West Franklin
Liberty, MO

...your opportunity to own Clay County history

  MLS #  1478324    $ Reduced to $325,000


222 West Franklin (1911-13) Allen House
Style:  Prairie

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      Reece & Nichols
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    3901 West 83rd Street
    Prairie Village, KS  66208

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Some things can't be reproduced...  Completed in 1913 by renowned architect Horace LaPierre, 222 West Franklin (known as The Allen House) is Prairie style architecture made famous in Chicago's 'Prairie School' associated with the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright.

222 was built for Schuball and Mary Dinah Allen, whose grandfather, Col. Schuball Allen, was one of Clay County's first settlers in 1820. Colonel Allen established a landing and ferry on the Missouri River which was the main point of commerce in northwest Missouri.   

222 is located only two blocks from the historic Liberty Square, which features a Farmer's market, retail shops, restaurants, Clay County Courthouse and the Jesse James Bank Museum.

222 is owned by an architect and is now available for sale to you.  This soon-to-be Century home has been well cared for and comes with original blueprints.

You absolutely must see inside this home to appreciate the unique style, history and character that some consider priceless.

Special features of this home include:


 gorgeous hardwood floors throughout
 tile roof 
 granite kitchen counters
 mission style cabinetry & pantry
 updated plumbing
 updated electrical
 new fixtures
 new plaster
 new concrete walkway & stairs
 new stamped patio
 updated electrical in carriage house workshop
 new iron fence
 sunroom with heated tile floor
 new bathroom tile & paint
 finished walk-up lower level
 professional landscaping
 newly tuck point of chimney
 gas fireplace with amazing wooden mantle
 master suite with whirlpool tub 
 full unfinished attic
 amazing trim, mouldings & built-ins
 wrap-around concrete & brick porch
 carriage house converted to garage & workshop w/ loft
 bonus den & butler stairway on main level

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222 West Franklin (1911-13) Allen House
Style:  Prairie

The Multi-colored brick detailing distinguishes this Prairie style home from others in the area. The full front porch has square brick columns and rails with shone caps extending to the left from the patio. A side entry porch on the first story has an enclosed second story porch above. The residence also features a clay tile roof and wide, overhanging eaves. Windows vary in size. There is a one car contributing garage with shiplap siding and bellcast gable roof; additional storage on the west is reached through a door.

The Dougherty-Prospect Heights Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Portions of the text below were selected, transcribed and/or adapted from a copy of the original nomination document.

The Dougherty-Prospect Heights Historic District is located within the city limits of Liberty, Clay County, Missouri. The district is roughly along W. Franklin and W. Kansas streets from Fairview on the east Prairie and Gallatin streets on the west, as well as south to Shrader between Moss and S. Terrace avenues. There are 139 contributing buildings and 19 non-contributing buildings contained within its boundaries. Of the 139 contributing buildings, 23 are garages; two are other outbuildings, including a former summer kitchen; and the remainder are residences. Of the 19 non-contributing buildings, seven are residences, eleven are garages, and one is a shed. The Dougherty-Prospect Heights Historic District is a good example of the Residential District property type, as defined in the amendment to the Multiple Property Submission, "Historic Resources of Liberty, Clay County, Missouri" (hereafter, "Liberty MPS"). The district contains a variety of housing styles, types, and sizes. Included are pre-Civil War Greek Revival Residences, Queen Anne style buildings, Prairie and Craftsman style buildings, simple National Folk forms, and early twentieth century vernacular styles. Although there are many good examples of buildings from all periods of Liberty's history in the district, the Dougherty-Prospect Heights district contains some of the community's best examples of the popular styles from the early twentieth century, such as the Craftsman bungalow. The lot sizes in Prospect Heights and the west end of W. Kansas Street are comparatively small, but other lots are much larger. Most of the houses have uniform setback. Even though the houses represent a wide span of construction dates, the uniform setback combined with the other physical features of the district help unify the setting. All of the streets are the typical rectangular grid laid over the rolling topography, with the exception of Harrison Street. There are alleys behind many houses, and the tree-lined streets and historic lamp posts all contribute to the historic sense of time and place within the district. The district as a whole retains integrity of location, setting, feeling, association, materials, and design, and it fulfills the registration requirements for the Residential District property type.




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