Preserving Joplin’s Rich History

JHN Mission

Joplin Historical Neighborhoods, Inc. (JHN) was established to preserve and memorialize the rich history and Victorian architecture of three homes in the Murphysburg Historic District, providing living history museums of the formative days of Joplin, Missouri.

 

BUILT 1890

Charles Schifferdecker Home

Charles Schifferdecker built an inspired Rhine Valley German-style castle in 1890.

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BUILT 1893

Edward Zelleken Home

Edward W. Zelleken purchased and built a three-story Queen Anne-styled home in 1893.

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BUILT 1900

Alfred Harrison Rogers Home

Rogers built a $20,000, three-story Neoclassical Revival home.

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Latest Blog Posts

 

JHN News

Death @ 422

As with most older homes a fascinating, connected story involves former inhabitants of a residence. The narrative of how they lived is an important detail, but also of note, is their passing. In many cases, former owners died in their homes. The majestic home at 422 S. Sergeant was, itself, no stranger to death.

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Masonry Preservation Demonstration with Peter Wollenberg

Learn about the intricate process of preserving brick and stone, and get an up-close view of the masonry restoration at the historic Schifferdecker home with expert conservator, Peter Wollenberg.

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JHN Media Visit: Façade Restoration Update

Joplin Historical Neighborhoods (JHN) announced the start of the slate roof reconstruction at a media visit day on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the JHN worksite in Joplin.

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