Sunday – December 3, 2023
Joplin | Webb City | Oronogo
1:00 to 6:00 PM
The tour includes fifteen sites in Joplin, two in Webb City, and one in Oronogo.
The tour will have approximately ten sites where the interior and exterior will be open to guests. The remaining eight sites will only be visible from the outside or street view.
1:00 PM – Lecture by Brad Belk on the life and work of Austin Allen, Joplin’s premier architect between 1903 and 1917
1:30 to 6:00 PM – Visit 18 historic structures designed or associated with Mr. Allen.
A commemorative booklet will be given to each guest describing each tour site and its history. The tour includes fifteen sites in Joplin, two in Webb City, and one in Oronogo. Guests can visit the sites in any order.
Due to the design of these historic properties, handicap accessibility is limited. There are two handicap entrances on the west side of the Joplin Schools Administrative Building at 825 South Pearl Avenue.
$30 Day of Tour at tour headquarters, Joplin Schools Administrative Building, 310 W. Eighth Street, Joplin (doors open at 12:15 PM)
Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that implements
charitable and educational activities, which promotes and stimulates historic awareness
throughout the Joplin area. The Historic Murphysburg District is generally on Sergeant,
Moffet, and Byers Avenues between First to Seventh Streets near downtown Joplin.
Paula Callihan, Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc.; 417-208-9376;