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Newspaper Article

Notable West Plains Homes 1905

Residence of F.M. Kellett - This large residence is situated on one of the highest points in the city and overlooks the entire business section. Being near the southern limits of the city gives Mr. Kellett the advantages of being close to his work and at the same time living among rural surroundings.

Residence of M.A. Cooper - This beautiful residence is located in the best part of West Plains, a nice county-seat town of 4,000 people, on one of the main streets, near the college and a short distance from the high school. It is on one of the best driveways of the city; the house is a four-room frame with basement of two rooms, fine cellar, 40 by 20 feet, walls 2 1/2 feet, solid rock, nice hallway, cistern, well, large frame barn, two stories, one acre orchard, all fenced with chicken wire with new chicken house about 15 by 20 feet, 2 1/.2 acres of fine shady woods lot hickey and black oak set in blue grass and clover for pasture. There are four acres in this square , all fine soil and very little rock, on corner, elegant blue grass lawn with shade trees of several kinds is of evergreens together with native shades, about ten blocks from the court-house. This can be bought for $3,000, and on reasonable terms.

"Fairview" - This beautiful home is on the crest of the elevation to the north of West Plains and is the property of Col. E.C. Markham, the veteran real estate dealer of South Missouri. Here are all the conveniences calculated to make life worth living, and the colonel is just the kind of man to enjoy it to the utmost.

"Brownhurst" - Mr. Chas. G. Brown's residence, shown above, is one of the really nice homes of West Plains. It is located on Grace avenue and Mr.. Brown takes great pride in keeping his lawn in the best of condition and has a substantial brick walk the entire front of his lot. The jewelry business, in which Mr. Brown is engaged requires considerable of his time, but he is never too busy to help entertain any of his numerous friends at "Brownhurst."

Residence of C.T. Aid - The accompanying cut shows the home of one of the largest hardware dealers in South Missouri. This beautiful residence is in the southern part of the city. The house is two-story, has eight large rooms and a finished basement. The entire house is lighted by electricity and is handsomely furnished. The picture also shows Miss Kate Aid, one of West Plains' most popular young society ladies and a leading member of the All Saints' Episcopal church.

Residence of C.P. Harper - This residence is located on Grace avenue, one of the pretty streets of West Plains. Mr. Harper has a nice home and is always proud to show it to any of his many friends. The owner is one of our best known real estate men and is never happier than when talking about Howell County's resources. A glance at the above will show you that Mr. Harper has spend much time and energy to make his hometown beautiful.

Residence of Dr. Nichols - This is what Dr. Nichols terms his city residence. His suburban house is located southwest of the town proper and is an ideal home. The above cut shows a commodious house and well kept grounds. The doctor is one of our best citizens and a most kind hearted man. Everyone likes him and his hospitable wife. Such a man as Dr. Nichols is always makes the sickroom more cheerful.

Residence of O.L. Haydon - This picturesque home is located on corner of Maple avenue and Hill street, and is one of the most attractive residence places in West Plains. A likeness of the owner appears elsewhere in this issue and also a mention of his business. Mr. Haydon thinks a great deal of his hometown and strives to help beautify it by making his own home more pleasing to the eye.

Residence of J.C. Kerby - This home is located in what is called Ramsey's addition to the city of West Plains. As will be seen from the illustration the house is a large and well built one. Mr. Kerby has been identified with Howell county affairs for many years and is at present in the insurance and loan business. He is an aggressive worker and any enterprise with which he is in touch must move or show a reason why.

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