Be transported back over 100 years as you walk the tree-lined streets of Joplin’s Historic Murphysburg District. This residential area, just west of downtown, is where the founding fathers of Joplin built the stately homes which embodied their success. A variety of architectural styles are represented here, including Craftsman, Queen Anne, American Foursquare, and Eclectic. There are historical markers in front of the homes detailing their names and when they were built, making it easy for self-guided tours.
Throughout the years, there have been special events in the district, including home and garden tours. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015, this district extends from First to Seventh Streets, encompassing Moffett and Sergeant Avenues and parts of Pearl and Byers Avenues, plus one notable house at 419 South Jackson Avenue.