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

Home for the Holidays . . . in Joplin Saturday | December 14 | 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Step back in time for a glimpse into turn-of-the-century Joplin with a Holiday Homes Tour of nine private historic homes.  Four of the decorated homes are in the Historic Murphysburg...
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 Julius Fischer House

The Julius Fischer House

315 South Sergeant Circa 1880’s  I-Farmhouse This sweet house in Murphysburg house is for SALE! If you would like a 3 BR 2.5 bath home with a basement, on a Double Lot with a 6 car garage (This is not a typo, there are SIX garages), all within walking distance...
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...