Historic Properties for Sale: Dr. Generous Henderson Edition

Posted on: August 5th, 2011 by David Garber

Built in 1899 along Kansas City's then-prestigious Paseo boulevard, The Dr. Generous Henderson House is the last remaining Second Italian Renaissance Revival structure in the city, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built for a Dr. Generous Henderson whose Kansas City medical practice existed for forty-five years.

According to the National Register nomination for the house,

Dr. Henderson was born in New London, Indiana. He graduated from the Chicago Medical College and the medical department of the University of Michigan. Around 1880, after practicing in Chicago for twelve years, he moved to Kansas City.and began a medical practice that would continue for forty-five years. Advertisements he placed in the local newspapers encouraged consultation by letter, stressed his numerous cures for "sexual debility and private diseases", offered picture books describing diseases, and mentioned the free museum in his office.

(Photo: National Register of Historic Places)

The home boasts 5,515 square feet and is zoned for both residential and commercial use, and comes with a carriage house out back (fully accessible via an underground tunnel from the basement). Any takers?

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