When a small team of German immigrant builders left St. Louis for Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma), presumably commissioned to construct a special building for the Cherokee, passed through the area, John Hargrove, a local merchant and owner of a tobacco plantation, commissioned them to build this two-story brick residence overlooking Sugar Creek. The two-story I-house is fronted by a wooden porch carried on turned-wooden columns and ornamented with East-lake detailing. Windows are tall, slender, one-over-one double-hung wood sash. A centered gable is ornamented with fish-scale shingles, as are the gables of the end elevations. The two-story frame rear wing, with four gabled dormer windows, was added at a later date.
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German Builder’s House
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