|The city of Joplin, Missouri is seeking written proposals from qualified firms/providers to complete a National Register of Historic Places nomination application for the Murphysburg residential district. The document will be primarily based upon a previous survey completed in 2012 of the architectural and historic resources in the residential district.
The Murphysburg residential district contains 146 primary resources on approximately 40 acres. Largely developed between the 1870s through the 1920s, Murphysburg has a wide collection of architectural styles. The district is the first residential district west of several commercial districts in Downtown Joplin that are already on the National Register of Historic Places. A portion of Murphysburg is currently a Local Historic District and contains 48 properties. The original district established in 1992 contained 18 properties. An additional 29 properties were added in 2004, plus one more property in 2010 to bring the total to 48 properties. This project will encompass all of the current Local Historic District, plus the remaining properties in the blocks that were not voluntarily added to the District, as well as a few additional surrounding blocks that have been deemed historically significant to the neighborhood.
For more information contact Matt Wright, planning and community development specialist by phoning (417) 624-0820, ext. 511. The deadline for bids is April 18, 2014.