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Tasteful Friends...Sister Mansions

It would be like having your own Kennedy compound surrounded by family members. The only difference being this is in godforsaken Carthage Missouri.

by Anonymousreply 4January 17, 2022 8:29 PM


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by Anonymousreply 1January 17, 2022 5:08 PM

I'm sure that our lord, whose statue can be seen in one of the pics, wanted them to enjoy all the tastefulness assembled in these two lovely houses. I also wonder if the throne in the second house is intended for him upon his return to Earth.

by Anonymousreply 2January 17, 2022 7:44 PM

It's a cult compound isn't it OP. Around picture 100 it started getting weird and the dead tree throne chapel at the end was just icing on the cake.

by Anonymousreply 3January 17, 2022 8:20 PM

. . . Dr. John Addison Carter, who built the original mansion, was inducted in 2013 to the Hall of Carthage Heroes, and Ruth Kolpin Rubison was inducted in 2015.

Petersen said his mother rented the home when they came to Carthage in 1963 and bought the radio station KDMO-AM 1490. That station and the FM station that Kolpin and Petersen would start shortly thereafter were all broadcast from the first floor of the house, which is still known as the “Radio House” by many in Carthage.

Petersen said Mayse and Potter Construction owned the home at the time, and shortly after Kolpin took over, they offered to sell it to her.

“My mother bought it, and she could see as time went on that the place needed some tender loving care,” Petersen said. “The only way she was going to do that was to move the radio station out, so in 1979, we moved downtown where we’re presently located.”

Before she started renovating the home, Petersen said Kolpin bought the old Frisco train depot that stood for years in the railroad yard at Frisco Bottoms and had it moved, stone by stone, to its current location just northeast of the Carter Mansion.

She renovated the train depot into a home and moved into it while she renovated the Carter home. The depot still has a bedroom and other living spaces in the old freight handling rooms, along with old wooden pews in an area that was likely the lobby.

Just north of the depot is a restored caboose. Peterson said it was an original Frisco Railroad caboose that was numbered 1201, the address of the Carter Mansion, so his mother had to have it.

Renovating historyOne of the first things Kolpin did when she turned her attention to the Carter home was remove the white paint from the brick exterior walls of the home. She also restored the black walnut woodwork and the ornate plaster ceilings, and she restored the rooms all the way to the attic, which she turned into a living space of its own . . .

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