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Letter: The Bryan Sims Miller home

JIM writes:
Mention of the Bryan Sims Miller home in Crocus brings to mind another Miller connection to the house. Bryan's nephew, James Claude (who generally went either by J.C. or his middle name) designed the house. (J.C. was the son of Bryan's half brother, Dr. James Otho Miller.)

A brief item in mid-March 1912 noted the residence was almost finished and stated "it is said to the handsomest two-story frame residence in Adair county" and added, "It is a modern plan and will have all conveniences."

J.C. went to become a general contractor of some note in the region. His work in Columbia included the First Baptist Church building (the one that burned in 1928), the Lindsey Wilson gymnasium, and the new Bank of Columbia Building.
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