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Joplin's Memorial Hall Could Be Candidate For National Register Of Historic Places

City of Joplin

An effort is underway in Joplin to place Memorial Hall on the National Register of Historic Places.

An informational meeting will be held next Tuesday night (9/1) at 6 in Council Chambers at Joplin City Hall, 602 S. Main Street.  Matthew Pearce with Preservation and Design Studio, LLC of Oklahoma City will talk about the national register, and citizens will be able to ask questions.

Memorial Hall was built in 1925 as a war veteran memorial. According to a news release, it has served as a place to welcome home soldiers and today provides a gathering place for veterans’ activities and meetings.  It’s also the site of concerts, plays, sporting events and other community programs.

A study is underway by the City of Joplin that focuses on the future use of Memorial Hall.