United Hebrew Congregation

702 South Sergeant There has been a Jewish presence in the Joplin area longer than Joplin has existed, with the first arriving during the 1860s. Early Jewish settlers of the area were shopkeepers, business people, and executives and managers in the mines, who settled...
First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 501 West Fourth First United Methodist Church has been part of the fabric of the community that bears his name since the Reverend Harris G. Joplin, a Methodist circuit rider, made his way to the edge of the frontier back in the 1830’s and...
Home for the Holidays… in Joplin

Home for the Holidays… in Joplin

We are busy making plans to make this event a memorable experience.  Check back to this website for ticket information and more details. See you in December! After bringing numerous holiday festivals and home tours to Joplin, Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. is...

Edna Catherine Jackson Houk

Edna Catherine Jackson Houk | Mrs. William Houk 218 South Sergeant Avenue | Joplin Missouri | Circa 1903 | Extant Edna was an active worker in the cause of prohibition, a supporter of everything tending to uplift and better the community, and one of America’s early...

Effie Loraine Daigler Snapp

Effie Loraine Daigler Snapp| Mrs. Fletcher Taylor Snapp 501 South Sergeant Avenue | Circa 1905 | Extant In 1911, Effie was the only women in Joplin listed as being a proud owner of a Chelsea electric car . Thomas R. Bellas (Architect) Their Colonial Revival house...