Tomorrow night, a meeting is taking place to learn about nominating Joplin’s Memorial Hall for the National Register of Historical Places. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Located in downtown Joplin, Memorial Hall was built in 1925 as a war veteran memorial to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms. The facility has served as the mainstay to welcome home soldiers and still provides a gathering place for veterans’ activities and meetings. In addition, to concerts, plays, sporting events, and community programs.
There will be an informational meeting held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, to learn more about the National Register of Historical Places and the nomination process. The City recently completed a study of the hall, with a focus on future uses. Matthew Pearce with Preservation and Design Studio, LLC of Oklahoma City, will provide the information and a question and answer session. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers located on the fifth floor of Joplin City Hall, 602 South Main Street. For KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro in Webb City