The Jesse Starr House

The 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...

United Service Organizations (the USO) during World War II

The Tale of Joplin’s Two United Service Organizations (the USO) during World War II HMP’s philosophy is to look at historical facts with a neutral eye.  In this spirit, HMP does not honor the practice of segregation, but rather recognizes the history that shaped our...
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...