July/August 2010 Schoolhouse
Location: De Soto, MO
After original sellers Kenny and Jennifer Kraft were seeking the perfect buyer to save and restore this 113-year-old home. Built by the abolitionist John Mercer Langston, the former school was closed in 1958 and turned into a private residence. With no serious offers on the horizon, the couple decided to initiate the restoration themselves and spent last spring repairing the roof and sprucing up the exterior with a new coat of paint. They'll start on the interior this winter, keeping the renovations faithful to its turn-of-the-century origin. Kenny is hopeful that someone will show an interest in the restored space, which he thinks would make a great headquarters for a small business.
For more information, contact Kenny Kraft: 314-565-4975.