David Guitar House
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, this historic 19th-century home was built between 1859 and 1862 and was home to the family of David Guitar. The two-story house is a good example of typical Late Victorian Italianate architecture, which was popular in the country during the second half of the 1800s. During the Civil War, David served as a captain in the Confederate Army while his brother, Odon, served the Union as an officer in the 9th Missouri Cavalry. Odon was later promoted to brigadier general by President Abraham Lincoln.
Backstory and Context
Riske, Heather. "New owner turns historic Guitar Mansion into graceful home again." January 4, 2012. https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/new-owner-turns-historic-guitar-mansion-into-graceful-home-again/article_b910ab55-4d55-5872-b26f-369f24754562.html.
Switzler, Col. William F. History of Boone county, Missouri, 1882. St. Louis Western Historical Company, 1882, page 483. Reprint Ramfre Press, 1970. Accessed May 27, 2019.
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