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Builder Jessie M. Cain ~ Renaissance Man

Builder Jessie M. Cain ~ Renaissance Man

  Who was Jessie Marion Cain ??? February 3rd 1911 Springfield Republican Printer, Publisher & Builder Over the last 10 years I have written about many of the well known builders in Springfield – Bissman, Batchelder, Tolliver, etc….  But one builder Jessie Marion Cain was truly a renaissance man.  Although he has done many things for Springfield, his lasting legacy is the houses he left behind. He moved here with his family in the late 1890’s after losing his first…

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Buying a home on Historic Walnut Street

Buying a home on Historic Walnut Street

Historic Walnut Street Throughout the city of Springfield Missouri there are many wonderful historic older homes. And for the most part you can purchase and do most anything to them that the city and or neighborhood covenants will permit. However, one street stands out above all the rest – the Historic Walnut Street. For this article I will be focusing on homes to east of National Avenue. Do your homework! It is incumbent upon the listing agent to designate the…

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