2

John R. Kirk House, Kirksville, Missouri

Untitled-11

I found some old photos I took back in 1998 of the John R. Kirk House, the home of a former president of Truman State University.  I lived across the street from it for two years, and even back then, when I wasn’t actively doing historic photography, I still saw the value in capturing it.

Untitled-39

By the time I lived there, the stately house had been cut up into six apartments, but there were still traces of its former glory when you looked closely.

Untitled-40

Sadly, after my junior year in 1999, it was converted into an apartment building, destroying any hope that the house could one day serve as a vestige of Kirksville’s past.

Kirksville and Northeast Missouri 085

2 Comments

  1. Can you tell me if this house was actually demolished and the apartments were built on same foundations or did they remodel the house into apartments?

    • Rebecca, the apartments were built into the frame of the old house. I lived across from the house in college and watched them do it over the course of the summer of 1999.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.