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Built in 1894-95, this Romanesque Revival building is constructed of Carthage stone and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its turrets, towers and arches evoke a feel of a medieval castle looming over the city below.
Inside, a wrought-iron cage elevator still operates and an array of military artifacts and mining specimens are displayed along with the “Forged in Fire” mural by Lowell Davis that portrays the history of Jasper County.
A display representing the history of Route 66 was added in 2009. The Jasper County Courthouse is said to be the second-most-photographed building in the state of Missouri. Closed state and national holidays.
This stately, two-story brick house was built in 1849. The building was used as a command center by both sides during the Civil War.
Tours by appointment. Private event space is available.
Visitors are transported to an era when the clip-clop of horse hooves on the streets preceded the roar of automobile engines. Joplin’s wealthiest and most influential citizens built these homes during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the last 10 years, residents of the district have restored the structures to their former glory.
The district covers the area between First and Seventh Streets on Sergeant Avenue and First and Fourth Streets on Moffet Avenue. Houses are designed in a variety of styles, from Colonial-Revival, Queen Anne, Romanesque, to Dutch Colonial, Classic Four Square and Prairie Style. Stroll the tree-lined sidewalks and discover unique architectural elements that give each place its own individual character. Many of the homes boast original wrought-ironwork, grand staircases, ornamental plasterwork, stained glass windows, fireplace mantels and decorative woodwork.
In addition to the array of residences, the district includes some of Joplin’s most beautiful churches. Whether you are a history buff getting your kicks on Route 66, or a connoisseur of architecture, you are sure to enjoy the Murphysburg Residential Historic District.
Please note, there is no secure parking on the Missouri side of this bridge. The parking lot on the Missouri side is considered closed, except in cases of special events. Please click on the weblink above to find bridge access and parking information.
Once part of Route 66—the Mother Road—this bridge across the Mississippi River was reopened in 1999 as one of the world's longest pedestrian-bicycle-only bridges. It connects Missouri’s St. Louis Riverfront Trail with the MCT Confluence Trail in Illinois.
This is a particularly scenic stretch of the Mississippi River, overlooking the natural chain of rocks, from which it derives its name.
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