This house in Independence, Missouri was built in 1888 for T.J. Watson, a retired physician who served as a surgeon on General Grant's staff in the Civil War.
1888 Queen Anne house in Independence, Missouri
Photo © John Goold
The red brick Queen Anne residence contains fine terra-cotta ornaments in stylized leaf shapes. The Victorian house is also distinguished by its conical roofed tower with fish-scale slate shingles, which extends from the second level to the attic, and by cut-brick chimneys.
Learn more about the Queen Anne style:
Queen Anne: Reigning Style of the Industrial Age >>