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...
Frank Childress House

Frank Childress House

302 South Sergeant Frank Childress House Circa 1922 Prairie Art glass The two-and-one-half-story Craftsman features limestone foundation, brown brick cladding and a tile hip roof. A one-story hipped sunroom projects from the south and a two-story hipped addition...
Austin Allen House

Austin Allen House

Austin Allen, Born August 8, 1880 | Died March 2, 1917 | Original Owner of 112 South Sergeant Avenue Craftsman Style | Circa 1906 Samuel Austin Allen arrived in Joplin in 1890 at the age of 10. His father was J.W. Allen an early pioneer and successful mine operator in...
The Edward Zelleken House

The Edward Zelleken House

The Edward Zelleken House 406 South Sergeant Circa 1893 ~ Queen Anne Architectural features Parapets and Art Glass Edward Zelleken, a German-born brewer, immigrated to the United States bringing practical knowledge of brewing and coopering. He and Charles...
The Henry Weymann House

The Henry Weymann House

508 South Sergeant Avenue Circa 1891 ~ Queen Anne Henry’s wife, Matilda planned the design of the house Portions of Mr. Weymann’s Death Notice: To the Fatherland (Germany) is Joplin indebted for one of her representative citizens, Henry Weymann. One of the most...
The Simon Schwartz House

The Simon Schwartz House

420 South Byers Avenue Circa 1890 ~ Queen Anne C. W. Kellogg, Architect Built by Joplin dry goods merchant Simon Schwartz, the house was one of the most elaborate in the area featuring a different type of wood in every room. The main house has asymmetrical massing, a...