2019 Home for the Holidays…in Joplin
Step back in time for a glimpse into turn-of-the-century Joplin with a Holiday Homes Tour of nine private historic homes. Home For The Holidays…in Joplin event was presented by Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc.,. Our mission was to show how historic homes can be adapted to live in the modern world.
This event was funded in part by Visit Joplin. Many thanks to our partners, North Heights Historic Neighborhood, Historic Downtowm and Unity of Joplin. These events could not be possible without our most valued volunteers and homeowners.
Nestled in the heart of Joplin Missouri you can find historict neighborhoods that transports visitors back in time to a bygone era. An era when the clip-clop of horse hooves on the streets and friendly laughter from shady porches were familiar sounds.
These historic districts were home to Joplin’s wealthiest and most influential citizens during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Eastern capitalists and miners who had made millions from their discoveries built impressive homes in the residential neighborhood bordering the downtown area.
In recent years, residents have invested countless hours and money into the impressive structures that line the streets of the district and restored them to their former glory.
Within walking distance, you will find Colonial-Revival, Queen Anne, Romanesque, Arts and Crafts, Dutch Colonial, Classic Four Square and Prairie style houses. While strolling down the tree-lined sidewalks, you will discover that the homes feature architectural elements that give each place its own unique character. Many of the homes boast original wrought-iron, grand staircases, ornamental plasterwork, stained glass windows, fireplace mantels and decorative woodwork. In addition to the collection of residences, the district area includes some of Joplin’s most beautiful churches and a luxury apartment buildings.
2017 Home for the Holidays…in Murphysburg
Historic Murphysburg is not just a national historic district. We are a vibrant urban mixed use community blending residential neighborhoods with urban amenities and services.
We could be described as simply walkable live/work/play environments that encourages pedestrian activity.
Our district affords social interaction, communication, economic activity, we encourage social, economic, and land use diversity; As well as offering access to goods, services, park and comfortably complete the destination trips on foot.
We have remained viable despite the onslaught of highway-oriented suburban development and urban renewal for over the past 60 years.
Historic Murphysburg Preservation’s mission is to promote historic preservation throughout the Murphysburg Residential Historic District and the City of Joplin. We seek to preserve the integrity of the downtown residential community, educate visitors about our rich history, save limited natural resources, and instill community pride.