Fletcher Snapp House

501 South Sergeant

Fletcher Snapp House
Colonial Revival
Circa 1905Fletcher Snapp, member of Joplin High School’s first graduating class of 1887, built this brick Colonial Revival style house in 1905. The wrap-around porch adds a stately air to the structure. Tall Ionic columns are connected by a graceful balustrade and a triangular pediment beckons visitors to the porch entry. Notice the traditional porch colors: blue for the ceiling and gray for the floor.This house has suffered two devastating fires. One claimed the life of the original owner, Fletcher Snapp. In 1950, the oil furnace exploded while it was being fixed. Then in 1986, it suffered another fire that was contained in the top story