Do you recognize this house?

This ad appeared in several editions of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri) in September 1914.  We are guessing that it is the home built by Mr. and Mrs. Leander Jackson Pope (Sarah Elizabeth Smock), as H. M. Pope is listed as Executor.  Sarah died in 1913, and her obituary makes reference to the couple moving to Skidmore in 1905 and “building a nice house,” although the 1905 Skidmore New Era reports that the couple purchased a home on East Elm street from J. D. Montgomery.

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Photograph of a light-colored house with a peaked roof and a large front porch.  The porch is rounded at the corners.  "For Sale, A good 8 room residence in fine shape, two lots, good well, good barn and other out buildings, situated in Highland View, a desirable location, price reasonable.  Phone or call on H. M. Pope, executor.

Advertisement from the September 18, 1914 edition of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri). House for sale by H. M. Pope.

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