Harrisonville Travel Guide

  • Restored Facade in Harrisonville
    Restored Facade in Harrisonville
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  • County Courthouse and Surrounding Downtown
    County Courthouse and Surrounding...
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    Newer Business District in Harrisonville
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  • An Important Mansion

    Unfortunately, I lost the pedigree information on this restored gem that's just outside the main square of Harrisonville. I do recall the house having plates with original ownership names, but the home is still a residence and I couldn't get closer than this photograph. Any additional information on this home would be quickly added here...

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  • History of Cass County Plaque

    On the backside of the courthouse building, there is a substantial tribute to the history of Cass County that is worth finding and reading. Included in this history was a bond swindle of the town that nearly forced it into bankruptcy. The plaque itself has some history to it, as it is quite old. On the front of the courthouse is a memorial to those...

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  • Oakland Cemetary and Towne Creek Mill

    On the edge of the knoll and the old town center, just north of Lord's Park are the old Oakland Cemetary and the millwork shop of architectural interest--Towne Creek Mill. The cemetary has family plots and individual tombstones dating back into the early and mid-19 century. The cemetary is actually divided into two areas with an underpass and...

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  • Homes between Lord's Park and Old...

    There are a number of significant old homes of architectural interest within the blocks between downtown and Lord's park, all of which are safely located on the knoll above the surrounding area.

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  • Lord's Park

    The old downtown is situated on the highest rise in otherwise flat Cass County. Flooding of the old downtown and old homes on this knoll is very unlikely. On the north side of this knoll is Lord's Park, a spread of picnic tables, lawns, and trees.

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  • More Homes on the Edge of Down Town

    Here are the last images of homes I photographed in the Pearl Street Neighborhood. Just outside the area of old homes is the town's water tower.

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  • Mansions at the Edge of the Old Town

    At the end of the old Town on the Pearl Street side are several large homes of substantial architectural interest. Most of these homes have been researched so that the original builder and owner are known.

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  • More Historical Homes on Pearl Street

    Keep walking and watch the great homes! Keep walking until you reach a 4-way stop and then turn left.

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  • Historical Homes Along Pearl Street

    Walking South on Pearl Street, homes originally built between the late 1880's and the early 1900's are being restored. Typically, a home may be purchased for, say $100k and then another $100k is invested during restoration and modernization of the interior.

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  • Civil War Mural

    On the side of a downtown building is a mural of the sacking and burning of downtown during the Civil War.

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  • Cass County Courthouse

    By far the most outstanding architecture in town is the sandstone constructed county courthouse that is located right in the center of what otherwise would be a central square. Indeed, it could be argued that city planners erred in this regard because although the county courthouse is remarkable architecture, the town's lack of public space in its...

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  • Wander Around Downtown

    Although the buildings are largely vacant, Harrisonville has enough old brick architecture in it's old downtown to keep a visitor interested for an hour or so. The brick paved streets really are special, and so when (not "if" but "when") this downtown gets turned into restaurants, bars, and shops, it will provide a very pleasant place for adults to...

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  • Only Restaurant in Downtown

    Despite the ample retail and restaurant space in Harrisonville's old downtown, there is only one bar and one restaurant. Both are located within restored buildings and are worth a visit. I didn't visit the bar that's across from the old courthouse steps, but I did have lunch at the Pearl Street Bar and Grill that is located just off the main...

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  • Have lunch with Elvis

    Pearl Street Grill is right on the square in downtown Harrisonville and appears to be the hub of a lot of local activity, as it is the meeting place for numerous civic and political organizations as well as a hoppin' place for breakfast or lunch. The decor is an interesting collection of bicycles and auto stuff and with an Elvis room including a...

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  • Police and Museum Buildings

    The downtown police building is by comparison to most in the USA a humble and underfunded place. I liked the underground garage though, which probably was used when police vehicles didn't have radios and Bonny and Clyde were on the loose. There is a museum and the renovated but humble city hall next door, both of which were closed at the time of my...

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  • Bizarre Bazaar

    The south Missouri region of Harrisonville is something of a boom and bust area because there are lots of vacant buildings left behind by businesses that when bust. A good example of this is the large Bizarre Bazaar building, a big box store that stands empty. It has before it a huge asphalt lot with weeds growing in it, providing space to park an...

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