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.
Read about the progress of the restoration project. Learn about the history of the homes, life in the Victorian era, and historic Joplin.
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.
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.
As many of you may know, we are working on a project in Joplin, MO, on the restoration of two (and maybe three) homes in the Murphysburg Historic District of Joplin.
Joplin Historical Neighborhoods (JHN) invited the Murphysburg neighborhood to cool off with a sweet treat on Saturday, September 1, at the Schifferdecker home.
Interestingly enough, two of the more distinguished names in Joplin had a common birthplace. Charles Schifferdecker and Joe Becker both were born in the region of Baden, Germany.