Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc.
Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp
With Bob Yapp
Bob Yapp is a founding member of The National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative and nationally recognized expert on window restoration. He has more than 40 years of experience promoting preservation efforts, including the rehabilitation of over 160 historic properties. He hosted About Your House with Bob Yapp on PBS for many years and has restored over 6,500 windows during his career! In 2015, Bob restored all of the windows in the Cupola of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Home in Virginia.
The workshop will be held at the Empire Market at 931 E. 4th Street in Joplin, Missouri from Friday, May 18th until Sunday, May 20th. The workshop runs from 8 AM to 5 PM each day and cost is only $100 per student. Lunch will be provided on site.
May 18-20, 2018
8:00 – 5:00 each day
931 E. 4th Street, Joplin
Some windows from the Schifferdecker and Zelleken homes in the Murphysburg Historic District will also be used. It’s a great opportunity to learn the restoration process from expert Bob Yapp.
Students must bring: safety glasses; a two filter, half face respirator with lead paint cartridges (purple filters) and dress in clothing they don’t care about getting dirty. These are available at any paint store.
Sponsored by City of Joplin Historic Preservation Commission
Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc.
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
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. Start here!
Four women connected to the Murphysburg Historic District at the turn of the century will be honored during March-Women’s History Month. Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc., a local non-profit organization, will celebrate the past by using present day technology. There will be a different woman featured for a week starting every Wednesday in March on HMP’s website and Facebook page.
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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!
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!
Learn about our organizations past events. Murphysburg Preservation volunteers make history fun!
Architectural elements you can discover in Murphysburg
Elements of Architecture
The Murphysburg Historic District appears much as it did during the period of significance (1880-1965) and as a whole retains all aspects of integrity. One hundred twenty-six of the 153 (82%) primary resources are contributing to the District while three of the primary resources were previously listed in the National Register of Historic Places. These resources remain in their original locations within the neighborhood and just west of the downtown commercial center. The residential setting has streets lined with sidewalks, mature trees, and houses on widely-spaced lots, as it did when it was initially platted.
Commercial areas have developed to the south and east, but these do not compromise the integrity of the District. The District clearly communicates its associations with and feelings about the patterns of residential development and the breadth of architectural styles that shaped the community of Joplin from the late 1800s into the mid-twentieth century.
The majority of resources retain their original design, materials, and workmanship. The array of architectural styles represented by the original designs, including National Folk Forms, Queen Anne, and Revival Styles, remains intact throughout the District. The majority of the resources have their original form and materials, such as limestone foundations, wood siding, and wood windows.
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.
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