1902 Picture Booklet

This charming book is one of the most complete photographic records of Joplin, Missouri, at the beginning of a new century. By 1900, Joplin had become a city of both millionaires and miners and was certainly one of the most important cities in Missouri. Some of the millionaires had actually begun their lives as miners and had struck it rich in the lead and zinc deposits in the area. The 125 photographs include more than three dozen pictures of the private homes of these self-made men.

Also included are scores of photographs of the businesses and industries that had sprung up to support the mining industry and the miners.

The introduction was written by Joel Livingston, a resident of Joplin who went on to write the mammoth History of Jasper County Missouri and Its People in 1912.

Subject Index

Academy of Our Lady of Mercy
Bartlett House
Basom House
Brand-Dunwoody Milling Co.
Busch Building
Citizens’ State Bank
Clarketon Hotel
Clover & Clover (Perkins Block)
Clover House
Club Theater
Columbian Block
Continental Zinc Co.
Cox (Jr.) House
Cragin House
Crosser House
Cunningham Land
Dangerfield Houses
DeGraff Building (Empire Block)
DeGraff House
Dividend Mining Co.
Dunwoody (John) House
Dunwoody (W. B.) House
Eagles, Joplin Aerie
Emmons-Miller Block
Ferguson Block
First Baptist Church
First Christian Church
First National Bank
First Presbyterian Church
Fourth Street
Freeman Country House
Freeman Foundry
Freeman Land and Mining Co.
Frye House
Gault House
Gladstone Mine
Hale Lead and Zinc Co.
Hewitt House
Hollcroft Livery
Hotel Burnet
Hotel Forney
Imperial Mine
Inter-state Grocer Co.
Introduction by Joel Livingston
Jasper County Courthouse
Joplin Carnegie Library
Joplin Daily Globe
Joplin Daily News-Herald
Joplin Furniture Co.
Joplin Gas Co.
Joplin High School
Joplin Hotel
Joplin Ice and Cold Storage
Joplin National Bank
Joplin Printing Co.
Joplin Transfer and Storage Co.
Joplin Undertaking and Embalming Co.
Joplin Vitrified Brick
Junge Baking Co.
Kansas City Southern Railroad Station
Keller House
Keystone Hotel
Lakeside Park
Landauer House
Leonard House
Livingston House
Lothian House
Main Street
Manley & Landreth Mining Machinery
Marion Staples Co.
McKee House
McKinley Block
Michaelis House
Miles Block
Miner’s Hardware Co.
Missouri Lead and Zinc Co.
Missouri-Pacific Railroad Station
Model Building
Murphy House
Myall & Co., Undertakers
New Method Laundry
Overley House
Patton House
Pearson House
Pfenning House
Picher (Oliver) House
Picher (William) House
Picher Lead Company
Porter House
Pratt House
Quaker Mine
Reinheimer Jewelry
Republican State Judicial Convention
Rogers House
Royal Blue Mine
Schifferdecker House
Scott House
Shoal Creek and Grand Falls
Shoalsburg (Reding’s) Mill
St. John’s Hospital
Taylor House
Temple Dry Goods
Tennessee Mining Co.
Walker Block
Walker House
Weymann (Gus) Houses
Weymann (Henry) House
Worth Block
Yeager Dental Parlor

This project has been made possible by a Library Services and Technology Grant administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the office of the Missouri Secretary of State.