I was lucky enough to be off of work this past Friday afternoon. We went for a drive and made our way to Lexington, MO where I was fortunate to find a bench in a nice shady spot across the street from this courthouse. I don't know when this was built but in the upper left column there is a cannonball from the Civil War Battle of Lexington in September of 1861. The first time I ever saw this building I was very young and saw it with my Grandparents.
From Lexington we made our way on down to Higginsville, MO. There is a state park that used to be a home for Confederate Veterans. This church is in the park adjacent to a cemetery. I was again able to find a bench under a large tree that provided much needed shade on a hot afternoon. Across the street from the church is a small cottage that I believe was originally used by the caretaker for the property. Not sure if anyone resides here today but it is a wonderful little structure.