Charles L. Edwards Residence
812 North Washington Boulevard
Architect unknown (private plans)
A two-story, wood framed structure which eclectically blends a Dutch Colonial roof form with massive, Tuscan style columns of a type often seen in Craftsman pattern books. Such columns are rather rare in Kansas City, Kansas, but not uncommon across the state line in Missouri. At the time the house was built, Edwards was an assistant time keeper with the Kansas City, Kansas Water and Light Department. In 1925 he went into business as a general contractor, building numerous houses for Hoel Realty Co. as well as for himself. He also built the house of his brother-in-law, Harold E. Falconer, at 906 North Washington Boulevard. Edwards and his wife Mable were among the nine original property owners in this part of Westheight, and participated in its replatting as Westheight Manor No. 5 in 1926.