Built in 1857 for William and Minerva Boone Luce’s residence.
In 1857 William Luce contracted with Levi Ruggles and Powhattan Baird to superintend the building of three homes for his family. This home was built for him and his wife Minerva. 220 North 3rd Street was built for his son Homer and his wife Irene Burbridge Luce. 1000 South Carolina was built for his daughter Helen and her husband Archibald Van Horn.
William and Minerva lived in this home for the remainder of their lives, William until his death April 27, 1884 and Minerva August 16, 1890.
Other residents of 1100 North Carolina:
1900 census and 1903 city directory shows Walter L. and Emma Tinsley as the residents of 1100 North Carolina. Walter was employed as a bookkeeper for the Mercantile Bank.
1906 & 1911 city directory, 1910 census has the Henshaw family as the residents of this home. Daniel G. Henshaw, traveling auditor for C&A, and his wife Amelia. Their children:
Gilbert X., bookkeeper for the telephone exchange
Ruby, bookkepper for a dry goods store
Bessie, Louise, and Harold
The 1911 city directory also shows Gilbert in a partnership with David Weaver as proprietors of the “Bijou Theatre” at 519 Georgia Street in Louisiana. The Hewshaws had moved to Kansas City by the 1920 census.
The 1920 census and the 1928 city directory has Dr. Charles and Marie Meriwether living here with their son Charles Jr., age 14. Dr. Charles is listed as a dentist. Dr. Meriwether passed away on June 3, 1828 at his home at age 50. The 1930 census and the 1937 city directory show his widow Marie and their son Charles Jr. as residents. Charles occupation is listed as farmer.