Hess House is beautifully preserved example of ordinary person’s home
Simple, yet distinctive
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Most of the homes still standing today that existed in Jefferson City during the Civil War are grander homes of prominent community leaders.
A simple, distinctive German home at 714 Washington St., the Hess House witnessed the War Between the States while the immigrant neighborhood grew quickly around it in the early 1860s.
“It is an example of an ordinary person’s house that has been beautifully preserved,” Walter Schroeder, president of the Old Munichburg Association.
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