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...
The Charles Henderson House

The Charles Henderson House

518 South Sergeant  Circa ~ 1917 ~ Colonial Revival S. C. HENDERSON, wholesale grocer, was born in Vevay, Switzerland county, Ind., Ang. 16, 1835. His father, Charles Henderson, was a native of Kentucky, born in 1796; his mother, Caroline Ann (Wescott) Henderson, was...
The Frye/BaSom House

The Frye/BaSom House

318 South Sergeant Circa ~ 1891 ~   Second Empire Architectural details  ~ spindle work and art glass Charles Frye was originally from New York and came to Joplin to invest in mining. He built this home in 1891 for $5000. It originally had a square tower with a...
Dr. Albert Newton Winchester

Dr. Albert Newton Winchester

507 South Sergeant Circa 1905-1906 ~  Queen Anne Dr. Albert Newton Winchester, M.D. cared for the aches and ailments of three generations of many Joplin families who came under his attention. Coming to Joplin in 1897, six years after his graduation from Vanderbilt...
James Geddes House

James Geddes House

301 S Sergeant Ave Late 1890s ~ Queen Anne Spindle work, Art glass, Hitching post  Howard Hughes came to Joplin in 1900 looking to capitalize off the booming town. Howard tried to elope with the daughter of Mr. Geddes 16-year old Francis Geddes, but her father...