City Celebrates Newman Building’s 100th

Last week the Joplin Globe ran a story on the 100th birthday of the Newman Building, present home to the Joplin city government.  This week, on November 16th (Tuesday), the city will be hosting a celebration of the event starting at 11 am.  The news release offered the following activities:

“Some people may have various pieces in their closets that can work for an outfit – with a little creative thinking and design. If nothing else – scarves with pendants were a big hit during that time – as were HATS!! So if wanting to participate these options might be a little easier and not too hard to find the items.

In addition, vintage cars will line 6th street for viewing and will make a nice backdrop if you would like to get a photo taken by a downtown photographer. These pictures could make a nice holiday gift for friends and family. The cars will be here from approximately 10 a.m. to 12 noon or so. The Newman Building is located at 602 South Main.”

Here’s to another 100!

Joplin Globe Coverage of the Newman Building’s 100th Birthday

In case you missed it, last Saturday the Joplin Globe ran an article on the 100th birthday of one of downtown’s most illustrious surviving buildings, the Newman Building.  The article, by Debby Woodin,  offers both a brief history of the Newman retail business and the building.  Additionally with the article are some nice era photographs of the interior of the building when it was at its height.  Now the home of city hall, the building is one of the shining examples of why it’s so important to preserve Joplin’s past.

The Newman Building circa 1913.

Source: Joplin Globe, Historic Joplin Collection