Victorian Houses
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J. Breckenridge Ellis home located at 500 W. Clay Ave.

located at 500 W. Clay Ave.
Mr. Ellis was born near Hannibal, Mo., Feb. 11, 1870, but spent most of his life in Clinton County.  He was the son of John W. Ellis, PhD. and Sallie Breckenridge Ellis.   In 1880, his father purchased Plattsburg College and the family moved to Plattsburg.  J. Breckenridge Ellis was a prolific writer, having written 26 works that have appeared in book form besides numerous serials of book length which have been published by national magazines.  His novel, "Fran," was on the best seller list in America, and made into a movie.  Several of his works were made into photoplays and plays for the legitimate stage.

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