On Sunday, July 11, 2010, the Joplin Globe featured two articles on the Union Depot. The first article includes a brief history of the depot, when it was built, as well efforts twenty some years ago to renovate it (which only succeeded in putting on a new roof and new stucco on the walls). Also in the article are some quotations from Clair Goodwin, president of the museum board, who appears reticent about the proposal. A quote is also offered from Allen Shirley, president of the Joplin Historical Society, again along the lines of hesitance, this time due to space issues. Historic Joplin yesterday posted a response to the current management of the Joplin Museum Complex with regard to these quotations.
The second article featured a walk through with David Glenn, a contractor and owner of Glenn Commercial Group, who participated in the attempt to renovate the depot twenty some years ago. In it, Glenn points out how the building is in a good position structurally and has a relatively new roof. Included with the article is an interesting video of the walk through with Glenn and a Globe reporter.