Farm & Family History

1824 - June 1, Land grant to William Allen of Howard County Missouri for 80 acres.

 

1831 - August 9, William & Rachel Allen sell to John Hightower 130 acres for $400.

 

1834 - December 19, John & Polly Hightower sell to Jonathan Q. Atkins for $620.

 

1853 - Jonathan Atkins constructs a substantial addition that more than doubles the size of the house.

 

1904 - February 13, Mary Atkins, Jonathan & Fannie Atkins and  John & Estelle Stone sell to Rudolph Schroeder for $7,605.

 

1920 - August 24, Rudolph & Annie Schroeder sell to Mary Johnson for $21,175.

 

1976  - House designated a Clay County Historical Landmark.

 

2005 - Working with Lena Johnson, the City of Gladstone acquires the house and a portion of the property to preserve its unique history.

 

2007 - November 4, House listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and becomes federally protected.

 

2009 - June, City of Gladstone acquires abandoned Big Shoal Cemetery through the Missouri Attorney General. 

 

2013 - April 27, Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum opens to the public.

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Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum

 

4109 NE Pleasant Valley Rd

Gladstone, MO 64119

Museum Ph: (816) 453-3276

Office Ph: (816) 423-4107 

 

 

Gladstone Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts

 

6901 N Holmes Street

Gladstone, MO 64118

Ph: (816) 423-4200

 

 

City of Gladstone

 

7010 N Holmes Street

Gladstone, MO 64118

Ph: (816) 436-2200

Fax: (816) 436-2228