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903-907 South Main Street – Main and Eighth Streets Historic District – Joplin, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 04.871 W 094° 30.814
15S E 365467 N 4104949
Quick Description: Former hotel in the Main and Eighth Streets Historic District in Joplin, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2015 8:18:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMNR0K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

Willard Hotel; 903-907 South Main Street; c. 1901; contributing
This is a two-story, two-part commercial block Colonial Revival-style brick building with a façade of buff-colored brick. The three storefronts are somewhat altered but retain their traditional window-to-wall ratio.  The entrance to the upper story is offset on the façade.  The upper façade is ten bays in width, with flat-topped windows set on a continuous beltcourse and capped with keystoned lintels.    Above the second-floor windows is a band of corbeled brickwork and a modest metal cornice, above which is a flat parapet...

Early occupants of the first-story commercial spaces include the Joplin Sanitary and Plumbing Supply Company in 1909, and in the 1920s by the barber shop of J. Edwin Hopwood and Virgil Todd, along with the second-hand store operated by Max Henderson.  The hotel, located on the second story, was eventually operated by Kate Farsythe, who ran it into the 1950s.

– National Register Nomination

The building appears to be in fair condition. Second floor appears to may be used as apartments while the first floor is vacant.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Main and Eighth Streets Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Address:
903‐907 South Main Street Joplin, Missouri


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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