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June 8, 2011GRUNDY COUNTY, MO |  By: Wayman

Historic House

Grundy county's oldest standing structure gets new support in the effort to save it.

The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation yesterday issued the 2011 list of Missouri's most endangered historic places. Number 5 is the William P. Thompson house west of Trenton. Inside what is now Crowder Park, the house was built by one of the area's first pioneers, William Thompson. The native Virginian came to the show-me-state via Kentucky, and served as the general of the Missouri militia. He arrived in Grundy county by following Indian trails and built his house in 1834. Dr. Thompson's medical practice extended through northwest Missouri and southern Iowa. Today the 2 story brick house is in bad need of repairs, and its inclusion on the most endangered list by the state group could provide technical assistance, advocacy, and planning support for the Thompson house and the local group formed to save it.