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Henson Building

Hwy. 96, Phelps, MO

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In 1924 John & Belva Henson built this large cobblestone commercial building. On the ground floor there was a store, restaurant and a barber shop. The second floor had six hotel guest rooms.. It is now a private residence.

x A full width porch on the front of the building has been removed. The town of Phelps is located on the old Carthage-Springfield Road at the time of the Civil War.

Photo(s): 2016



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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.