The railroad used to go through Kirksville, until it was ripped out unceremoniously my freshman year for scrap metal. For years there was a large, muddy trench left in its wake, but I was pleased to see that it has… Continue Reading
One of the best parties I went to in college consisted of two houses, the Green House and the White House combining forces for live music and debauchery. I guess it was only a matter of time before Truman got… Continue Reading
Update: Between November 2012 and March of 2016, the house was repainted brown.
The original cemetery of Kirksville is a fascinating, strange place to observe the different styles of tombstones and monuments over the course of the last 150 years. If you look closely at the stone below, you can see a woman… Continue Reading
Like much of America, Kirksville ditched its historic, pedestrian friendly high school for a sprawling suburban, car oriented building on the outskirts of town in the 1950’s. The old high school has sat empty for decades. The interior looks like… Continue Reading
It may be hard to believe, but the building shown in these two pictures once was a massive mansion that rose no fewer than four stories tall. Then one day, some genius decided to tear down the top three floors… Continue Reading