915 South Main Street – Main and Eighth Streets Historic District – Joplin, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 04.858 W 094° 30.814
15S E 365467 N 4104925
Quick Description: Former hotel in the Main and Eighth Streets Historic District in Joplin, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2015 4:53:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQZD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

Marquette Hotel, 915 South Main Street; c. 1916; contributing
This is a two-story brick commercial building of the two-part commercial block building type, with three storefronts on the first story and an eight-bay upper façade.  The storefronts have been in-filled with wood but retain some historic cast iron pilasters.  Fenestration on the upper façade is original, featuring 2/2 sash with exterior metal storm sash all set on a continuous masonry beltcourse.  Surfaces on the façade are ornamented with corbeled brickwork and inset light-colored masonry trim elements.  The front portion of the property is two stories in height, while the rear portion is of one story.    The formerly abutting building to the south has been removed and the south elevation of the subject property is devoid of architectural articulation...

One of two modest hotels in this district, from the time of its construction into the 1920s the uilding also contained the Brown Leather Company on the first story, operated by Sam and Lena Brown.  The Marquette Hotel, managed by Marie Sewell, was located on the upper floors into the 1950s.   

– National Register Nomination

The building appears to be in fair to good condition condition and currently serves as a homeless shelter.

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]

915 South Main Street Joplin, Missouri

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

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NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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