James I. Geddes House

James I. Geddes House

301 S Sergeant Ave Late 1890s ~ Queen Anne Spindle work, Art glass, Hitching post James Geddes was associated with the local mining industry.  He was also an attorney, investment broker, and owned and published the Springfield Republican and (Joplin) News Herald. ...
Frank Childress House

Frank Childress House

302 South Sergeant  ~ Circa 1922 ~ Prairie ~ Architectual details ~ Art glass Frank Childress made his fortune in the mining business in the area as the owner of Lead and Zinc Mining Company.  His legacy lives on with the Frank Childress Boy Scout Reservation, located...
Austin Allen House

Austin Allen House

112 South Sergeant ~  Circa 190~ Craftsman Style 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 area.   Austin graduated from Joplin High School in 1898. He received a...
Edward Zelleken House

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 Architect W. B. Rees 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...
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...