How to see inside the Spanish-revival home at 2 E. Stewart Road

I admit it, I love Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com, because these real estate apps let me peek inside houses that fascinate me.

For years, I’ve admired the house at the corner of Stewart and Garth, with its deep red details, creamy Spanish-revival exterior and have often wondered what’s inside. Well, this link to a Zillow posting lets me see inside. By the way, Zillow values the house at $177,506, but notes estimates in this neighborhood, close to the University of Missouri and nearby valuable homes, makes the estimate difficult to make.

I’m not alone in appreciating this home. In 2006, Columbia Home magazine published a piece by Jim Muench and in 2004, Columbia named the 1929 home to its Notable Properties list, as noted in this May 5, 2004, article in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Here’s information gleaned from both of those accounts and a list of its ownership:

  • 1929 – Dan and Gona Wilkerson, who had purchased the land two years earlier from Clara and John Stewart, for whom Stewart Road is named
  • 1941 – George Foster
  • 1942 – Evelyn and Smith Turner
  • 1943 – Catherine Tallen, who later married W.E. McClellan
  • 1953 — C. Mitchell Tucker and Helen J. Tucker
  • 1959 – Webster and Irma Wheelock
  • 1971 – David and Marilyn Vernon
  • 1980s – Garland Stephens, who owned the Temple Stephens grocery
  • 1990 – Jennifer and Alan Polniak
  • 2001 – Danna and Keith Vessell

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