In the real estate pages, a listing for a "home with character" is code for a humdinger of a fixer-upper. In Independence, each of these homes with character is a residence chock full of old-fashioned charm and rich history. (With nary a stainless steel appliance in sight.) So come on in. Pretend you're the lady of the manor. A log cabin-dwelling pioneer. A hardened prison inmate. Or even a former President of the United States.