Col. Thomas C. Love House
The Col. Thomas C. Love House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places a house built after the American Civil War, and is located north of the town of Seymour, Missouri USA. The Love Ridge Farm had one of the largest apple orchards in the State of Missouri in 1904. The Love Ridge farm produced 10% of the apples for the State of Missouri in 1904. The house itself is of Vernacular Italianate design, this type of architectural style, which was popular during the late 1860s to 70s, is defined by features such as arches above the windows, and porches with several ornamental post that hold up the railing. The house is reminiscent of a plantation type farm house and it was probably Colonel Love’s intention to run the farm like a southern plantation. The house has several bed rooms upstairs, including one that probably was the servant’s room, that room has a separate staircase that is very narrow. The house has a balcony to the east and the large front porch is two storied. Sources of information for this article include information from the National Register of Historic Places and the house's current owner. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasealpha1/203098675/
  • National Register of Historic Places