This home, the birthplace of Ginger Rogers, where she lived with her mother until about age four, was added to the historic register in Independence, Missouri on Ginger's birthday July 16, 1994. Ginger Rogers was present for the celebrated event.
100 W Moore Street, Independence, MO
From LIFE Magazine 1942
Opening in 2018
We are currently in the process of doing extensive repairs to the interior of the home including repairing all four of the stone foundation exterior walls, rebuilding the interior stone foundation wall, replacing broken floor joists, leveling floors, repairing plaster walls, adding insulation, etc. The chimney has been rebuilt to the original design.
We still need to replace the front door with a period door, rebuild the front porch, repair the pillars, install new brick sidewalks, install a driveway, install a privacy fence, install a front and side fence, Install fixtures, and completely redo the bathroom and kitchen in period style.
Fortunately, we were able to save all of the original woodwork, the original cast iron clawfoot tub, and sink, The sink had to be restored by professionals. We also saved the original cast iron kitchen sink and are going to reinstall it on the back wall with a window over it, along with cabinets.
We are currently looking for antique furniture for the home. If you have something to donate, we would greatly appreciate it!
Buy a Brick - Preserve the Ginger House
We have an ongoing campaign to afford people the opportunity to help us restore and maintain the integrity of the property and open it to the public. In exchange for your donation, a paver brick, (or more) engraved with your name, will be placed on the property. Please see our Objectives page or Donation Page for more information.
Birthplace of Ginger Rogers
From a LIFE Magazine article in 1942 - Ginger sitting on the front porch.
The Ginger House
A history of the house and future plans. We will present this at your local meeting or event in the greater Kansas City area at no charge. Please contact us for more information.