Welcome to Murphysburg Residential Historic District
Help promote preservation efforts with Historic Murphysburg Preservation
With Officer Michael Gayman of the Joplin Police Department to discuss
• Home Burglaries
• Identifying suspicious activity
• The growing trend of utility wire/pipe theft
• Learn about IMPACT, the
“Improving Methods Proactively Against Crime Trends” tool
Tuesday - June 19, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
at the home of Mary Ann and Larry Neff
318 South Sergeant Avenue
known as the Charles Frye House Circa 1891
Built in the Second Empire style
Contacts for Neighborhood Meeting
Mark Williams HMP President 850-4916
Mary Ann Neff HMP Board Member 850-8598
Mary Anne Phillips HMP Secretary 624-3353
Paula Callihan HMP Director 483-3116
This proposed survey is based on a visit from SHPO staff in 2001 in which they stated,” Joplin has a wealth of historic residential architecture worthy of surveying. While visiting Joplin, staff walked parts of the residential area immediately west of the core business district, namely along Sergeant and Moffet Streets roughly between 7th and 1st streets.” Staff went on to state “Future survey efforts should focus on historic residential neighborhoods bordering the Central Business district.”
Joplin’s early black community worshiped in any place they could find homes, store buildings, or wherever. More fortunate ones met in simple wooden church-houses. But a 1902 tornado wiped out two of their churches, leaving them homeless. Sympathetic to their plight, Joplin millionaire Thomas Connor paid for construction of three brick churches in 1903. Of the three buildings, only the African Methodist Episcopal (now the Handy Chapel A.M.E. Church) remains. The church and its people are a testament to the faith, sacrifice, and endurance of the African-American community in Joplin.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Be it declared that Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. will present the second annual DickensFest-a holiday destination in
DickensFest will feature candle luminaries and winter lights, an outdoor Olde English village with realistic storefronts, costumed Dickens characters, street performers, indoor concerts, food and craft vendors, art show and sale, live Nativity, a petting zoo, horse drawn carriage rides, Father Christmas, and more.
New this year will be several free performances of a Victorian Christmas Magic-Lantern Show. This is
Contact HMP through the following options: Board of Directors President, Paula Callihan (417) 483-3116; www.murphysburg.org; Facebook.com/Murphysburg; e-mail at Murphysburg@gmail.com; Post Office