Homes to museums, bed and breakfasts and college buildings

The homes below are no longer residences, but used as museums, bed and breakfasts and even college buildings.

  • The home of John William “Blind” Boone, a famous ragtime musician, is slated to become a museum.
  • Maplewood Home, built in 1877, is a museum, which gives visitors a look at life during the 19th-century. See the Boone County Historical Society site to learn more.
  • The Samuel H. and Isabel Smith Elkins House at 310 N. Tenth St., now houses Village Glass Works.
  • Williams Hall at Columbia College was built as a home, but was never used as a residence.
  • The John and Elizabeth Taylor House at 716 W. Broadway is no longer the The Taylor House Inn, a bed and breakfast. Today it is a private home again.
  • The McMurray Home at 1315 University Avenue is now the University Bed & Breakfast.
  • Senior Hall, Stephens College. This dormitory began life as a home built in the 1840s house for Oliver Parker, of New Hampshire. Senior Hall under went renovation in 1990 and today it is home to the Harriette Ann Gray Dance Studio, the Music Program, a board room, recital hall and parlors, according to the Stephens College website.

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