Should East Town be in the Nat’l Register of Historic Places?

Tonight, the first of two meetings to discuss the National Register Nomination of the Broadway District in the neighborhood of East Town. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

Approaching Joplin’s 150th anniversary next year the Historic Preservation Commission is holding an informational meeting tonight to discuss whether the city should apply for the National Register for Historic Districts to cover the neighborhood known as East Town. Representatives with the consultant Owen & Eastlake, Ltd. of Columbus, Ohio will facilitate the meeting to address the significance and the process as they work on the nomination.

If East Town is added to the National Register, the creation of the district would recognize the significance and history of the area to its community, in addition to preserving and archiving research. There are more than 96,000 registered national historic properties in the US. The program is overseen by the National Parks Service. The informational meeting tonight at Bookhouse Cinema located at 715 E. Broadway Avenue in Joplin starts at 6 pm. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro


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