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Property Name Stoutimore, David L. and Sallie Ann, House
Reference Number 13000536
State Missouri
County Clinton
Town Plattsburg
Street Address 501 South Birch Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/23/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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The David L. and Sallie Ann Stoutimore House at 501 South Birch Avenue in Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri, is locally significant under Criterion C in the area of ARCHITECTURE. The Stoutimore Horne is a superb example of the French-originated Second Empire Style. The 120-year-old horne's excellent condition and elaborate ornamentation testify to the mastery of its architect and mason, Joseph Hart Bennett. The home is an exceptionally fine example of frame Second Empire Architecture that stands out even in a town known for its collection of Late Victorian houses. It speaks to the local history of Plattsburg's first growth period. In addition, though surrounded by homes of equally stunning architecture, the Stoutimore Home is the only Second Empire Style residence identified in a reconnaissance survey of Plattsburg. Its stylistic contrast to the dozens of contemporary neighboring houses makes the Stoutimore House regionally rare, and most importantly places the home at the core of what is likely a rich National Register District. The period of significance is 1892, the date of construction.


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