Joplin’s Historic Districts

Last month we were greeted with the good news that the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation had approved 21 buildings in the 800 to 900 block of Main Street for registration on the National Register of Historic Places (it requires a final approval in D.C. from the keeper of the National Registry).  Later this week (hopefully!), we’ll bring you news and information on Joplin’s next proposed historic districts.  Until then, here’s a chance to understand where Joplin’s current historic districts are located, as well proposed districts.  For a larger view of the map, just click on the image. (Then click on the Back button on your browser to return here)

Update on Nominated Historic Districts

Becky Brill, of the city of Joplin, was kind enough to drop by and leave us an update on the status of the nominations that went before the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on Friday.  For those of you following the status of the Joplin and Wall Historic District and the South Main Street Historic District, Becky had some good news!  Both districts were approved by the council and were recommended to be placed upon the Federal Register of Historic Places as commercial districts (which bring important tax benefits).  That final decision will be made by the Federal government in Washington, D.C.   Becky’s comment noted that that decision will probably come in October.  Let’s hope for good news in the fall!

For those of you who missed our initial coverage of the nomination of the districts, here’s the post with all the details.