A historic house on the north edge of downtown Webb City, Missouri, is on the market, and prospective buyers are considering it for use as bed-and-breakfast lodging.
KSN-TV took a closer look at the Aylor House:
The 3,000 square foot home was built in 1891 and features many details original to the house. That includes the woodwork, transoms, tile and the safe under the stairs used by the original owner Joseph Aylor.
The home is on the National Register of Historic Places, leading some to consider marketing it as lodging for Mother Road travelers.
Erin Turner with WC Economic Development said, “Thousands of people that travel Route 66 each year. That’s another tourism opportunity but this Aylor House is half a block from Route 66.”
Aylor, a local businessman associated with the local mining industry, installed a custom window on the second floor so he could see who was coming and going from his property.
The home’s basement also once included a tunnel connecting to the neighboring home of Webb City founder John Webb.
The house at 128 N. Webb St. is listed with an asking price of $192,000. It’s been on the market less than a month. More photos of the home’s exterior and exterior may be found at the link.
The house also sits within the Downtown Webb City Historic District.
Converting the Aylor House into a bed-and-breakfast may make a lot of sense. A Google search indicates there are no motels or hotels in Webb City; all of them are in nearby Joplin or Carthage. Given the lack of lodging in a town of almost 11,000 people, it’s understandable why prospective buyers are strongly looking at this property as a B&B.
(Image of the Aylor Home in Webb City, Missouri, via Realtor.com)