Jesse Starr House

Jesse Starr House

310 South Moffet circa ~ 1902 ~ Colonial Revival Many early and prominent Joplin men could lay claim to the “rags to riches” story. Jesse Starr was one such man.  His grit and determination carried him from the Lanyon Smelting Company in Kansas where he began working...
Julius Fischer House

Julius Fischer House

315 South Sergeant Avenue I-Fame Farmhouse |  circa 1880s Murphysburg Historic District In 1883 Mr. Fischer was on the Joplin School Board, in 1884 was associated with the Granby Mining & Smelting Co. as a cashier and secretary, and was Joplin City Clerk in...
Mr. Lee Taylor

Mr. Lee Taylor

     MR. LEE TAYLOR Born February 28, 1837 | Died December 13, 1917 Confederate Soldier | First Elected Mayor of Joplin | Mine Owner His Second to last home was located in the Murphysburg Historic Residential District at 5th and Byers Avenue In an era of interpreting...
MR. CHARLES SCHIFFERDECKER

MR. CHARLES SCHIFFERDECKER

Mr. CHARLES SCHIFFERDECKER Born August 28, 1851 | Died October 30, 1915 Businessman | Philanthropist | Capitalist A lot can be said about Mr. Schifferdecker, one of Joplin’s most prominent citizens of his time. Originally from Baden, Germany, Mr. Schifferdecker worked...
DAVID CASTLEMAN TANDY

DAVID CASTLEMAN TANDY

So, just who was Mr. David Castleman Tandy and what was his connection to our area?                      Born 1823 | Died 1875 | Physician | Land Speculator If you own land in the Murphysburg Historic Residential District, specifically in Section 3, or land in other...