2017 Christmas in Murphysburg Homes Tour

Looking for assistance in rehabilitating an historic building?

Looking for assistance in rehabilitating an historic building?

Looking for assistance?  Historic buildings are tangible links with the past. They help give a community a sense of identity, stability and orientation. The Federal government encourages the preservation of historic buildings through various means. One of these is the program of Federal tax incentives to support the rehabilitation of historic and older buildings.

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program is one of the Federal government’s most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs. The National Park Service administers the program with the Internal Revenue Service in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices. The tax incentives promote the rehabilitation of historic structures.. They are instrumental in preserving the historic places that give cities, towns and rural areas their special character.

Murphysburg Boundary map.

The tax incentives for preservation attract private investment.They also generate jobs, enhance property values, and augment revenues for State and local governments through increased property, business and income taxes. The Preservation Tax Incentives also help create moderate and low-income housing in historic buildings.

Before applying, consult your accountant or tax adviser to make sure that this federal tax credit is beneficial to you. Certain income and other restrictions may have a bearing on whether an owner is able to use the credit. IRS administers the Department of the Treasury’s involvement with the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program. The IRS has provided written guidance on these complex federal regulations which is available as easy-to-read guidance in IRS Info.

Looking for ways to get involved?

Membership

There are many great benefits to your Murphysburg membership including the love and admiration of your friends and peers!  Individual memberships start at only $15! You do not have to be a resident in the Murphysburg boundaries to join

Sponsorships

Learn how your Historic Murphysburg Preservation can help spread the word about your business.  There are tons of great business sponsorship options to fit any size business. Sponsorships start at $50!

Volunteer

Murphysburg is always looking for volunteers to help during our special events. Sign up as a volunteer today! Email inquiries or ideas to murphysburg@gmail.com

Featured Homes!

Learn more about our the historic Murphysburg neighborhood using our interactive map!  You can virtually explore the entire Murphysburg district and learn about the people responsible for building our beautiful city!  NEW Walking Tour Brochure, here!

The A.H. Rogers House

623 West Fourth
A.H. Rogers House
Circa 1899 ~ Colonial Revival
Architectural details are, Broken pediment, Art glass

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William Picher House

421 South Sergeant
William Picher House
Colonial Revival
Circa 1899

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Charles Schifferdecker House

422 South Sergeant
Charles Schifferdecker House
Romanesque
Circa 1890
Featured architectural detail, hops Vines Frieze

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The Charles Moore/ Sig Klein House

102 South Moffet Avenue Circa 1902 Features Architectural details are Palladian and Art Glass Charles Andrew Moore: Birth: June 19, 1873, Death: July 3, 1930 His father Alexander Andrew Moore was a lead miner from Tennessee, who moved his family to Joplin around 1880....
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The John Wise House

504 South Byers
Circa 1898 ~ Queen Ann
Architectural details are, Art glass, Brackets, Spindle work, Bay windows, Pediment, Fish scale
August Michaelis (Architect)

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Frye/Basom House

318 South Sergeant
Charles Frye House
Second Empire

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Zelleken-Comerford House

Zelleken Comerford House
Dutch Colonial
Circa 1902
Featured architectural detail, gambrel roof

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Frank Childress House

302 South Sergeant
Frank Childress House
Prairie
Circa 1922

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Valley of Joplin Scottish Rite Cathedral

505 South Byers
Valley of Joplin Scottish Rite Cathedral
Circa 1923 ~ Beaux-Arts style
Bronze double doors, Light windows with “Union Jack” lights, Art glass, Keystone and spandrels with floral motif panels.

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Julius Miller Home

528 South Sergeant
Julius Miller
Queen Anne
Circa 1895
Featured architectural detail, oculus Window

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The Cadi Klein House

The Cadi Klein House
622 South Sergeant Avenue
Circa 1900, Queen Anne
Architectual details are Doric Columns and Pediment

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Henry Weymann House

508 South Sergeant
Henry Weymann House
Queen Anne
Circa 1892
Featured architectural detail, fish scale shingle

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William H. Miller House

111 South Sergeant
William H. Miller House
Queen Anne
Circa 1899
Featured architectural detail, fish scales

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Elisha Mathew/George N. Spiva House

611 South Sergeant
Elisha Mathew/George N. Spiva House
Colonial Revival – Circa 1902

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The A. B McConnell/Sol Newman House

115 South Moffet Circa 1899 Free Classic Queen Anne Features architectural details, Dentils and Art Glass A.B. McConnell arrived in Joplin just as the town was beginning to lose its rowdy town image in 1889 and established A. B. McConnell Real Estate Company. The home...
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William Houk House

218 South Sergeant
William Houk House
American foursquare: Classical elements
Circa 1903
Featured architectural detail, oculus window

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The Frank Sharp/ Nett Murphy House

The Frank Sharp House
212 South Moffet
Circa 1909 ~ Spanish Mission
Architectural details are, Mission parapet, Art glass

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The A. L. James House

619 West Second Street
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The Benedict Landauer House

The Benedict Landauer House 118 South Moffet Avenue Queen Anne Circa 1902 Featured architectural detail. oriel window   Mr. Landauer owned Landauer Wholesale Liquor, founded in 1876, with offices at 306 Main Street and a warehouse at 208 Main Street, Joplin.  He...
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James Geddes House

301 South Sergeant
James Geddes House
Queen Anne
Circa late 1890’s
Featured architectural detail, spindlework

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Gustave Kleinkauf House

523 South Sergeant
Gustave Kleinkauf House
Arts and Craft Bungalow
Circa 1905
Featured architectural detail, square columns.

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The Simon Schwartz House

420 South Byers
Simon Schwartz House
Circa 1890 ~ Queen Anne
C.W. Kellogg
Architectual details are, Bay windows, Brackets, Stone balustrade

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The John Johnson House aka Schifferdecker Caretaker’s House

419 South Jackson
The John Johnson House aka Schifferdecker Caretaker’s House
Circa 1890 ~ Tudor Revival
Features architectual details, Carriage step, Pilasters, Bay windows, Parapet
The John Johnson House aka Schifferdecker Caretaker’s House
Circa 1890 ~ Tudor Revival
Features architectual details, Carriage step, Pilasters, Bay windows, Parapet

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The Jesse Starr House

310 South Moffet
Jesse Starr House
Circa 1902 ~ Colonial Revival
Architectural details are, Modillions, Art glass

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Oliver S. Picher House

210 South Sergeant
Oliver S. Picher House
Colonial Revival
Circa 1904
Featured architectural detail, modillions

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The Olivia Hotel and Apartments

320 South Moffet
Olivia Apartments – Arthur Bendelari
Circa 1906 ~ Late 19/Early 20 Century Revival
Interior: Pompeian Style
Architectural details, Doric columns

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A.L. James House

619 West Second
A.L. James House
Victorian
Original house circa1899

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Thomas Lennan House

219 South Sergeant
Thomas Lennan House
Georgian Revival
Circa 1917
Featured architectural detail, door with curved pediments

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The Henry McNeal House

Henry McNeal House
220 South Moffet
Circa 1908 ~ Prairie Style
Architectual Details are,Oriel window, Art glass, Carriage steps

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Morgan’s Grocery Store

505 West Second Street
Morgan’s Grocery Store
Circa 1934 ~ Depression era
Concrete Block Commercial Building

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The Ridgway Apartments

402-404 South Byers
Ridgway Apartment
Circa 1918 ~ Colonial Revival
Architectural details are,Parapet pediment
Ralph C. Camp and J.R. Ridgway
J.L. Heckenlively (Architect); Ralph C. Camp (Builder)

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Adam Scott House

202 South Sergeant
Adam Scott House
Queen Anne
Circa 1899
Featured architectural detail, brackets

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Fletcher Snapp House

501 South Sergeant
Fletcher Snapp House
Colonial Revival
Circa 1905

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Arthur Waite House

616 South Sergeant

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Arthur Waite House
American Four Square/Classic elements
Circa 1906

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George Lavery House

608 South Sergeant
George Lavery House
Queen Anne
Circa 1899
Featured architecture, gable Detail

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The Katherine J. (Foley) Douthat House

The Katherine J. (Foley) Douthat House
531 South Sergeant Avenue
Circa 1932 ~ Tudor Revival
Featured architectural details, Art glass

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A.H. Rogers House

623 West Fourth Street
A.H. Rogers
Colonial Revival
Circa 1899
Featured architectural detail, broken pediment

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Looking for assistance in rehabilitating an historic building?

Looking for assistance in rehabilitating an historic building?

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Julius Fischer House

315 South Sergeant
Julius Fischer House
circa 1880s
I-Frame Farmhouse

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The Creative Cottage

Phone: (417) 438-6808 –
Address: 523 S. Sergeant, Joplin

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Austin Allen Home

112 South Sergeant
Austin Allen House
Circa 1906
Architect Austin Allen

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The William B McAntire House

524 West Fifth
The William B McAntire House
Ca. 1905 ~ Queen Anne
Architectural details are, Palladian window, Pediment, Bay window

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Our History

In 1992, the City of Joplin designated Sergeant Avenue from Second Street to Fourth Street as the “Murphysburg Residential Historic District.” At the request of homeowners in the adjacent neighborhoods, the City of Joplin expanded the historic district in 2004.  The...
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Edward Zelleken House

406 South Sergeant
Edward Zelleken House
Queen Anne
Circa 1893
Featured architectural detail, parapets

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The Thomas Connor Nolan House

Thomas Connor Nolan House

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For Sale in Murphysburg

Looking to move into one of our historic homes? This is the perfect place to find out all of the information about the homes that are available in our neighborhood!

The Frank Sharp/ Nett Murphy House

The Frank Sharp House
212 South Moffet
Circa 1909 ~ Spanish Mission
Architectural details are, Mission parapet, Art glass

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Edward Zelleken House

406 South Sergeant
Edward Zelleken House
Queen Anne
Circa 1893
Featured architectural detail, parapets

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Austin Allen Home

112 South Sergeant
Austin Allen House
Circa 1906
Architect Austin Allen

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Upcoming Events

This is the place to purchase tickets in our online store and find out all of the details about upcoming Historic Murphysburg Preservation events!

 

Upcoming Events

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City of Joplin Forms & and Guidelines

Want to know more about how to list your home as a historic location? Add a city maker to your yard? This page will lead you to all of the city guidelines and regulations.

More resources can be found at the Post Art Library