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hall theater

Hall Theater

Cassville Community Building When I first heard and laid eyes on this building, it was unfortunately at the end of its lifetime. Our Photojournalist Billy Wade is oftentimes very intertwined in...

Cypress Acres/Hoffmeister Mansion

Cypress Acres/Hoffmeister Mansion

This once-grand home, known as the Hoffmeister Mansion in later years, has surmounted to nothing but memories and dust for those that often drove by it going between Joplin and Webb City. Thought to...

Swimmin Hole Water Park

Swimmin’ Hole Water Park

The sun comes up over the Joplin horizon, water is turned on and just for a bit the running water from the splash pads and waterslides along with the morning birds are the only noise in the rural...

indian ridge mansions

Indian Ridge Mansions

It’s not every day that you come across an abandoned mansion, let alone a whole neighborhood of them. The Indian Ridge Mansions development has been the subject of controversy and headache to...

Cypress Acres/Hoffmeister Mansion

Union Depot – Joplin

The Union Depot of Joplin was designed by prominent Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss. The construction of the larger than most train station began in April of 2010 and took a little over a year to...

naval reserve training center

Naval Reserve Training Center

Dating back to March 29, 1947, when Vice-Admiral G.D. Murray was sent to Joplin to select the site of a brand new Naval Reserve Training Center. Soon thereafter construction began but took almost two...

Cypress Acres/Hoffmeister Mansion

Koshkonong Jail

The Kosh City Jail is typical of a frontier calaboose, a single cell constructed of concrete and tiny windows. Allegedly constructed in 1902 the city got many years of use out of the jail, although...

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