Address/Phone #:
PO Box 1332
Joplin, MO 64802
(417) 483-3116

Historic Murphysburg’s current boundaries are First Street to Seventh Streets on Sergeant Avenue First though Fourth Streets on Moffet Avenue.

Paula Callihan

Short Description of Murphysburg:
The historic Route 66 highway and byway makes many twists and turns as it winds through Joplin.  Murphysburg is nestled in the heart of Joplin, just a few blocks from the Historic Business District; Murphysburg Residential Historic District 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. The historic district was 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 the last ten 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.

 Hours of Operation:
Self-guided walking/driving tours daily.
Brochures are available and can be downloaded from their website.

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“Preserving the Past for the Future”
The goals of the Historic Murphysburg Preservation are to promote historic preservation throughout Joplin, educate the community about its architectural history, contribute to the stabilization of the adjacent neighborhoods and instill a renewed sense of pride in the historic district.

What might one find in Murphysburg?

  • Art in Architecture
  • Walking & Driving tours
  • Winter festival “DickensFest”
  • May is historic preservation month celebrate with an event.   The theme for 2014 is “New Age of Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage”.TBA
  • Sacred Places tours
  • Guided Walking Tour CLASSICAL STYLE INVESTIGATION–CSI Murphysburg architectural scavenger hunt was developed for students.  CSI Brochures are available and can be downloaded from our website,
  • October Membership awareness meeting


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