A Historic Greek Revival Antebellum Home in Lexington, MO, is Sarah’s Pick of the Week

My pick of the week is a beautiful brick Greek Revival home which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home is listed for sale with Chris and Robbie Smart of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City, at a sales price of $425,000. According to the listing website, it was built in the years between 1840 and 1850; yep you read that right, the home is 176 years old. The property is located in Lexington, Missouri, just about a 45-minute drive east of downtown Kansas City. It’s a bit outside my normal territory, but I can’t resist such an interesting piece of American history.

Greek Revival Architecture

According to the listing details, this home is features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, original pine floors, and sits on a three-acre piece of land. Notably, there are several original outbuildings – one of which is an octagonal-shaped “ice house”, only one of three known to be left in Missouri.

The town of Lexington, which is located along the Missouri River bluffs, has many original antebellum properties, four historic districts, and the oldest courthouse in continuous use west of the Mississippi. I have never visited Lexington, Missouri, but thanks to this house, I’m now obsessed with it and plan to attend the Lexington Old Homes Tour on September 9th and 10th.

If you’d like to learn more about this house or just have an interesting story to share about historical homes or Lexington, contact me. I’d love to hear from you! I was born and raised in Kentucky so I still have lots to learn about my adopted state of Missouri.