Bates-Geers House, view 1 Bates family photo
Kerma Breedlove

Bates-Geers House, view 1

Bates-Geers House
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
Built between 1825 - 1840
Historic Person to build: Addison Bates

Not far from Paddy's Chapel there stood the old Addison Bates home. Bates was one of the early settlers in Texas County, Mo. and owned a sawmill. Bates was from the south and he constructed a home unsurpassed in the hills in its day, modeling it after the colonial plantation homes of his home.
The home later was sold to William & Mary Roby.
John Geers then purchased the home.
Later it was sold to the son Charles Geers son of John. Charles married Sylvania Rose Neal.
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Photo taken at Addison Bates Plato, Texas County, Missouri on