The home, in the Bellefontaine Historic District, was platted in the Richmond Place Subdividion.
The first residents were Dr. George A. and Mary Dean. He was in the private practice of Homeopathy.
At some point after 1900, the home was made a duplex-upstairs/downstairs. There were many who lived there through the years.
Dr. William and Virginia Coffey (he was elected Jackson County Coroner)
William T. Holt
Robert H. Seymour
Mary Hathaway (teacher at Rollins School)
Frederic and Laura Teschemacher
Joe and Nancy Ficcadenti (Barber 2323 1/2 Independence Avenue)
The Azzaro family
See the last image below for the story of a dust-up between doctors, Flavel Tiffany and William
Dr. and Mrs. Coffey
All of the woodwork is original
The removal of a wall allowed for a larger, modern kitchen.
The second floor, formerly an apartment.
Two car garage is a new addition.
When many of the mansions and other buildings were being torn down in the 30s and 40s along Independence Blvd., the bricks were taken down by the river and put in large piles. The Azzaro family retrieved many of them to make the patio and driveway above.
Gusty winds all day made shooting difficult. Trees moving in the foreground, wind moving the camera on the tripod, but, I have found that on even the windiest day there, sooner or later, will be calm. This was taken from a hill at 17th and Hardesty.
The Missouri River is hosting a Flock of Ring Billed Gulls. Above, resting on a sandbar, below, circling and looking for fish. They are swift and graceful diving down to the water, grabbing a fish and taking off again. The 8th picture below shows a Gull with a fish in beak. Nikon D850. Tamron 159-600mm lens.