1021 W. Walnut (Currently leased)

This is a 2-bedroom, 2 bath home built in 1870 by John Gear. We converted the home from a three bedroom to a two master bedroom house and added central air/heat, new appliances, insulation, and storm windows. This home is 10 blocks from the center of downtown Springfield, mo.

History: Mr. Gear arrived in Springfield in 1869 and soon became the most prominent brick contractor in the city.  He built the Metropolitan Hotel, the Cotton Factory, Woolen Factory, Fairbank's Hall, Drury College buildings, and nine of the buildings on the west side of the public square.