About My House
Built in the 1890s by E T Webb in Webb City, Missouri. Elijah Webb's family came to Missouri in 1856 when he was five years old. The land that his father settled was found to be rich in lead. The mining boom began in the 1870s, making the family very wealthy. This home was built as a result of the fortune.
Queen Anne Features
The house has a full basement, two stories with 12-foot ceilings, a full attic, an original slate roof with built-in copper gutters, a cut limestone foundation, and a wrought iron fence. The interior has golden oak trim. Every formal room on the main floor has inlaid wood floors with walls papered in Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper and pocket doors. There are 3 fireplaces. The house is still heated with a steam boiler and radiators.
Tips and Tricks
- This home does not contain central heat & air.
- Neither of the two full baths contains showers, but both have claw foot tubs.
- It is a different lifestyle, but a love of this structure & others like it make it worth giving up some up-to-date amenities.