Years Ago: May 1964

May 2, 2014 

May 1964

The house at 205 South Market, once the home of Cole Younger, is being torn down to make way for the parking lot of the Bank of Lee’s Summit. The 2 ½ story house was built in 1897 or 1898 by J.T. Goodman. Younger came here to live with the Richard Hall family, his relatives, when he was released from prison in 1902. In verifying this information, Todd George, 320 South Green, told how he had visited Younger in the house two days before Younger’s death from diabetes March 21, 1916. It is George’s belief that Younger purchased the home with proceeds from a lecture tour he made on “What Life Has Taught Me.”

Cass Browning, 204 Madison, a retired Lee’s Summit businessman, was named as general chairman to head a special Lee’s Summit centennial committee. The appointment was made by Mayor Ralph Powell.

– Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.

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