|2705 Renick Street, St. Joseph, MO • 1911 |
Radford design No. 102
In an earlier blog post about a Radford house design with a centered turret-style dormer, I showed the plan book page of this design, from a 1903 Radford catalogue. I thought I had run across it in my Google-map travels around the streets of St. Jospeh, Missouri... and, indeed I had! Here it is, looking wonderful for its 100+ years of age.
|This image from Google Maps shows the same address in a previous year, |
presumably before the beautiful renovations had been done.
|It looks like the builder added a side window for the front upstairs bedroom. That wall had no window in the plans.|
|Another pre-renovation shot from Google Maps.|
|Here is Design No. 102 in the 1903 Radford Ideal Homes: 100 House Plans catalogue,|
available HERE on Archive.org.
|Click to enlarge a bit more.|
The renovated house was for sale recently, and is shown on Trulia.com. The very top image, and all of the interior images below, come from that listing, accessible HERE.
I found an earlier listing, too (complete with blurry photos.... aaaarrrgggh!), that shows the previous incarnation of the kitchen, as well as the fireplace: HERE on Zillow.
Of course, I can't officially document that this 1911 home is the Radford Design No. 102, because I can't access real estate information for Buchanan County, Missouri, without paying a (hefty) fee. All I would be able to get would be a footprint, anyway. I don't know how one would actually verify that a house was a Radford design, without a copy of the blueprints.
It looks like a good match to me, though! What do you think?
(To read a bit more about the history of St. Joseph, Missouri, or a bit more about buying Radford House Designs, see my previous post, HERE.)