After some rough starts, Joseph Kinney ended up doing quite well for himself in the steamboat business. He built a mansion for his family just across the Missouri River from Boonville. The mansion was playfully called Rivercene by Joseph and his wife Matilda as a pun playing off the fact that the river can be seen from the house and the house can be seen from the river. Rivercene still stands today and it remains a striking building unlike any other in the area.
This artwork is for the Notable Missourian book on Joseph Kinney, written by Maryellen McVicker and published by Truman State University Press.