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VISITOR GUIDE LODGING • DINING • SHOPPING • ATTRACTIONS


HELPFUL RESOURCES

Carthage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.... 417.359.8181 Carthage Chamber of Commerce.................. 417.358.2373 Carthage City Hall.......................................... 417.237.7000 Jasper County Courthouse ........................... 417.358.0421 AIRPORTS

Joplin Regional Airport ................................. 417.623.0262

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(10 minutes away) Springfield/Branson National Airport ........... 417.868.0500 (60 minutes away)

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Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport............ 479.205.1000 (70 minutes away) CAR RENTAL

Avis................................................................. 417.624.6360 Enterprise Rent-A-Car.................................... 417.782.4443 Hertz............................................................... 417.623.6242 GROUND TRANSPORTATION

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Carthage Cab................................................. 417.359.6589

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McCoy Cab..................................................... 417.358.7552

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Mercy Hospital Carthage............................... 417.358.8121 PET BOARDING

Carthage Animal Hospital.............................. 417.358.4914

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Carthage Humane Society............................. 417.358.6402 Central Pet Care Clinic................................... 417.358.1300 LOCAL RADIO

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KDMO (1490 AM)........................................... 417.358.2648 KMXL (95.1 FM).............................................. 417.358.6054 KRVC (1690 AM Spanish Christian Radio)...... 417.358.6420

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LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

Carthage Press............................................... 417.358.2191 The Joplin Globe............................................ 417.623.3480

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS APRIL Season Opening Powers Museum

Carthage Art Walk Historic Carthage Square OCTOBER

Food Truck Friday Central Park

Oktoberfest Historic Carthage Square

Carthage Art Walk Historic Carthage Square

Maple Leaf Festival Citywide

MAY Citywide Garage Sale Carthage Residents Food Truck Friday Central Park Carthage Art Walk Historic Carthage Square JUNE

Food Truck Friday Central Park Kids’ Fishing Day Kellogg Lake British Car Show Historic Carthage Square Carthage Art Walk Historic Carthage Square JULY Celebration and Fireworks Municipal Park Battle of Carthage Vespers Service Battle of Carthage State Park Food Truck Friday Central Park Jasper County Fair Carthage Municipal Park Fairgrounds

AUGUST Marian Days Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix Food Truck Friday Central Park Carthage Art Walk Historic Carthage Square

Maple Leaf Festival Parade Historic Carthage Square NOVEMBER Christmas at the Chapel Precious Moments Chapel & Gardens Holiday Lighting Tours Way of Salvation Jasper County Courthouse Carthage Square Mt. Moriah Lights DECEMBER Carthage Christmas Parade Historic Carthage Square Olde World Christmas Market Grace Church

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Holiday Lighting Tours Way of Salvation Jasper County Courthouse Carthage Square Mt. Moriah Lights WELCOME TO CARTHAGE, MISSOURI Visit a unique crossroad of history, art, and inspiration. With four historic districts and over 550 buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Carthage has housed people and businesses with impressive tales that continue to intrigue travelers today. Civil War guerrillas, Wild West outlaws, and powerful business men and women have left their marks on area history. In modern times, the community celebrates heritage through art and faith to keep legends alive in Carthage.

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(The Route 66 Inn) with lake view 13008 State Highway 96 417.358.6911 BestBudgetInn.Homestead.com

QUALITY INN & SUITES PRECIOUS MOMENTS 2701 Hazel 417.359.5900 / 800.511.7676 ChoiceHotels.com

This luxurious hotel was designed and decorated by Precious Moments creator, Samuel J. Butcher. The hotel showcases oneof-a-kind Precious Moments artwork created by Mr. Butcher, including paintings and silk screen artistry. Offering 121 lavishly appointed guestrooms and suites, each room was designed to blend modern comfort with exquisite beauty. A sparkling indoor pool, queen and king beds, in-room coffee, cable television, free highspeed wireless internet access, complimentary continental breakfast buffet, and the Precious Moments gift shop are just a few of the standard treats. Special occasion suites feature whirlpool tubs and plenty of living space. For your convenience, elevators and handicapped accessibility are provided. For your safety, all rooms are accessible only from the hotel interior.

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BOOTS COURT

107 South Garrison 417.310.2989 BootsMotel.com Built between 1939 and 1946 at the “Crossroad of America,” the intersection of historic Route 66 and Highway 71 in Carthage, the Boots Court was the height of contemporary comfort and convenience in the 1940s with its streamlined moderne design, carports, ceramic tile bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a radio in every room! The Boots Court still has all those features in clean, newly-restored rooms with comfy beds, vintage decor, and a warm welcome from the on-site manager. Clark Gable stayed here at least twice, and you can too! Still in the process of restoration to the 1940s period with newly updated Route 66 neon trim, this motel is a “step back in time” for those travelers who are looking for something a little different.

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Attention has been given even to the smallest detail, including affordable rates and impeccable service. The Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens is conveniently located just 3 miles from the hotel.

The Best Budget Inn was built in 1955 as Lake Shore Motel, then remodeled as Best Western. It has been family owned since 1987. Rooms are very clean with a relaxing atmosphere and affordable pricing which includes continental breakfast. The property has two picnic areas with outdoor grills and an outdoor swimming pool. Each room has a refrigerator and a microwave. With daily and weekly rates, it has an easy-access parking lot and parking spaces in front of each room. Come stay with us and our guests from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia.

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2244 Grand Avenue 417.358.2499 CarthageInn.com A warm welcome will always greet the traveler, family, or business person at the Carthage Inn. Amenities include 40 luxurious king, queen, double, or adjoining rooms, all with HBO and cable TV. Guests enjoy a daily complimentary continental breakfast. For your added comfort, ALL rooms offer individual room temperature controls, sofa or recliner, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron, and FREE high-speed wireless internet. Limited pet-friendly rooms also available.

GRAND AVENUE BED & BREAKFAST 1615 Grand Avenue 417.358.7265 Grand-Avenue.com This 1893 Queen Anne home features four elegant rooms with private baths. Gracious and comfortable, the Grand Avenue Bed & Breakfast is known for its relaxed atmosphere and attention to guests. Rooms are appointed with guest comfort and convenience in mind. Amenities include free high-speed wireless internet, a business center with laptop available, bicycles for rent, cable TV/DVD with HDTV, coffee service, deadbolt locks, iron & ironing board, and a generous breakfast. Two of our rooms include Jacuzzi tubs. Ask about our special Murder Mystery themed weekends. Call for reservations – historic Carthage awaits you!

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ECONO LODGE

Welcome to the Econo Lodge with 82 spacious guest rooms and suites. The hotel provides all the comforts of home with warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere, and guest service that is sure to please business and leisure travelers. Centrally located off Interstate 49, minutes from historical districts, Civil War attractions, Route 66, municipal golf, and the Precious Moments Chapel, this pet-friendly property features cable TV with HBO, free wireless internet, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, and in-room safe. Enjoy the convenience of interior or exterior corridors. Unwind and relax in the large indoor pool and hot tub. Start out your mornings with a complimentary “Bright Start” breakfast including waffles and biscuits & gravy. Econo Lodge can accommodate large or small groups with plenty of large truck and bus parking for your convenience.

GUEST HOUSE MOTEL 417 East Central Avenue 417.358.4077

Relax and unwind on Route 66 just blocks from the Historic Downtown Square in Carthage, Missouri. The Guest House Motel welcomes you to a small, quiet 23 room facility priced for any budget. Amenities include 42 inch LED TV with all HD Channels including HBO & Cinemax, refrigerator, microwave, Free Wifi, and Free continental breakfast. The facility has ample parking and a laundromat. A perfect spot for car clubs and large trucks.

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1441 West Central Avenue 417.358.3900/800.55.ECONO EconoLodge.com


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BIG RED BARN RV PARK 5089 County Lane 138 417.358.2432 BRBRV.com Enjoy a beautiful RV park surrounded by trees and flowers with 45 pull-thru sites and 20 backup sites. Free Wi-Fi, digital cable TV. 30 and 50 amp service available at spacious site with concrete patios and picnic tables. Temperature-controlled bath house and laundry room are on site. Large rally barn and additional rooms are available for groups. Rest and relaxation is just around the corner! Friendly staff will help you enjoy the song birds with no trains, planes, or highway noise.

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416 West Fir Road 417.359.9000 Super8.com

RV PARKS BALLARD’S CAMPGROUND 13965 Ballard Loop 417.359.0359 RV, dump station, laundry, shower/restrooms, pets welcome, shady pull-through, Wi-Fi and tent spaces.

Brand new PASSPORT AMERICA affiliated RV park directly on Route 66 next to the 66 DriveIn Theater. The park features SPACIOUS pullthru sites to accommodate ANY big rig + tow, 50/30amp, luxury-style bathhouse, laundry, WiFi and a beach-entry pool to cool off on those hot summer days! Ample space to walk your faithful, furry traveling companions, with a fenced pet area and dog wash coming soon, along with other amenities to make your stay “feel like home.”

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COACHLIGHT CAMPGROUND 5305 South Garrison Avenue 417.358.3666 CoachLightRV.com In addition to a full sales and service dealership, Coachlight RV Sales also features an adjoining 80-site recreational vehicle park. The park consists of 60 pull-through sites that can accommodate any type of RV, as well as 20 back-in sites which feature concrete patios at your door. All sites have full utilities including 30/50 amp electrical hookups, filtered pressureregulated, softened water, cable TV hookups, WiFi, and sewer. Pet friendly, all paved interior roads, library, laundry, and two large climate controlled club rooms make Coachlight RV Park the perfect place to stay by yourself or with a group.

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Welcome to Carthage Super 8 Motel with 53 spacious guest rooms conveniently located just off I49 near restaurants, Carthage High School, Missouri Southern State University, Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens, local industries, and ATM’s. The rooms are designed to blend modern comfort and local hospitality with an elegant beauty. Redecorated in 2017 with the latest colors, art work features local landscapes, and bedding with relaxation in mind. In room coffee maker, hair dryer, micro fridge, HD Cable TV, free high speed wireless internet access, with complimentary breakfast in the lobby. For guest safety, all rooms are accessible only from the hotel interior. Large parking area for all types of vehicles, limited pet friendly rooms with small fee. Call for availability of discounted rates for occasions and events.

CAMP MI CASA ON THE ROUTE RV PARK 17601 Old 66 Boulevard 417.358.7829 (STAY) CampMiCasa.com

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Arby’s 1501 W. Central Avenue 417.359.9181 Bamboo Garden 102 N. Garrison Avenue 417.358.1611

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Big Ben’s BBQ Station 2817 “The Loop” 417.237.0752 Boomer’s BBQ & Catering 1123 W. Central Avenue 417.358.8112 BoomersBBQandCatering.com Braum’s 325 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.5088 Burger King 1011 W. Central Avenue 417.358.4267 Carthage Deli & Ice Cream 301 S. Main Street 417.358.8820 CarthageDeli.com

Cave Gang Pizza 910 S. Garrison Avenue 417.359.9916 CaveGangPizza.com China Taste 2117 S. Garrison Avenue 417.359.9916

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Daylight Donut 431 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.8020 Domino’s Pizza 2003 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.6565 Dominos.com El Charro 2937 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.8844

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Ernesto’s Mexican Restaurant 1061 S. River 417.214.1420

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Iggy’s Diner 2400 S. Grand Avenue 417.237.0212 IggysDiner.com Carthage Family Restaurant 125 N. Garrison Avenue 417.359.8411

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Hardee’s 2516 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.4759

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El Charro 2937 S. Grand Avenue 417-358-8844

Habanero’s 100 Lincoln Street 417.237.9335

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1118 W. Central Avenue 417.358.4573 Mac’s Downtown 418 Grant 417.237.9329

McDonald’s 2812 Hazel Street 417.358.5353 Mis Arcos Restaurant 1926 S. Garrison Avenue 417.237.0547

Pancake Hut 301 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.8481

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El Paraiso Snack Shack 510 S. Main 417-396-4909

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Peck & Jenn’s Frozen Custard 209 W. Fir Road 417.359.9789

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Pizza Hut 2008 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.7970

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Restaurant Las Gardenias Panaderia 133 S. Grant 417.310.2909 Rumor Has It 319 S. Main 417.793.0846 Sirloin Stockade 1027 W. Central Avenue 417.358.1765

Mother Road Coffee 325 S. Main 417.359.8182 MotherRoadCoffee.com Oriental Villa 2334 Fairlawn Drive 417.358.1809

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Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre C 2466 W. Old Route 66 Boulevard 417.358.9665 StonesThrowDinnerTheatre.com

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Supermercado La Tiendita 727 S. River Street 417.359.9050 Subway 1032 W. Central Avenue 417.358.5984

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Lucky J Steakhouse and Arena C 11664 E. Fir Road 417.358.2370 LuckyJArena.com F Little Caesars Pizza 2446 S. Grand Avenue 417.237.0300 F Long John Silver’s

Panaderia El Quetzal 129 S. Main 417.358.7708


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Taco Town 2230 Fairlawn Drive 417.358.8200 TacoTownOnline.com Taqueria Los Guaches 125 West 4th Street 417.313.5161 Taqueria Medina’s 125 E. Central Avenue 417.359.9425

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Wishbone’s Chicken & Catfish 1220 Oak Street 417.313.5151 Wendy’s 2342 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.1414 The Woodshed Burger House 311 S. Main 417.358.2707 Whisler’s Drive-Up 300 N. Garrison Avenue 417.358.4951

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ANTIQUES and SPECIALITY STORES All Things Grand 1186 Grand Avenue 417.358.1313 AllThingsGrand.net

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Taco Bell 2603 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.7703

Welcome to All Things Grand, the premier gift store of the Four-State Area! Offering the finest in china, crystal, lamps, clocks, and more for your home and gift-giving enjoyment. Design service and complimentary gift wrap is available. Stop by Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm, and Sat, 10am-4pm. Annie’s 116 W. 3rd Street 417.359.1747 AnniesInCarthage.com This unique store features a quality collection of men’s gifts, wine, spirits, cheese, chocolate, gourmet coffee beans, and other specialty food items. Make a selection from Robert Rothschild, Stonewall Kitchen, Taste Weavers, Ariston, Salvy Sousa, The Resident Chef, Wind & Willows, and many other gourmet food lines. Free gift wrapping. Mon-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat, 10am4pm; and open late for Carthage Art Walk. Between Friends 1200 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.4111

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Where trendy style, fun foods, shared gifts, and warmer conversation are…Between Friends. TuesFri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-3pm.

Carthage has developed a love of food trucks. Find any of the businesses below on Facebook to direct you to their location. OR call and invite them to your group activities. Caffix Coffee 417-674-1016

The Popcorn Guy 417-483-5213

The Lunch Boxtruck 417-437-6129

Shiver Me Shavers 417-358-0737

Maggie’s Curbside Cafe 620-249-6188

Taco 66 417-423-9198

A charming old stone barn converted to a delightful antique store with a wide variety of goods from elegant to primitive.

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Chandelier Barn Antiques 29 Peachtree Drive 417.313.8547


Colonial House 348 Grant Street 417.358.8454 ColonialHouseDecor.com Specializing in Colonial and Early American Primitive Furniture & accessories, Colonial House offers American-made furniture created by skillful crafts people that captures the American Spirit. Shop for household items from rugs, lighting, custom furniture, candles, and accessories to seasonal favorites. Open Mon-Sat 10-5 on the Historic Carthage Square.

The Crazy Dazy 337 S. Main Street 417.358.8513 TheCrazyDayzy.com The Crazy Dazy specializes in personalized backpacks, lunch boxes, dance bags, and unique gifts for kids. We ship worldwide and make the ordinary gift extraordinary! Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5pm. Dean’s Antique Mall & Flea Market 1200 Oak Street 417.358.6104 More than 130 dealer booths open daily. Also, browse our selection of new furniture and mattresses. Buses welcome! Mon-Thurs, 9am5pm; Fri, 9am-4:30pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm.

Goad’s Antique Mall 111 E. 3rd Street 417.358.1201 Located on the north side of the historic Carthage Square, we have more than 20 dealers offering primitives, collectibles, old painted furniture, and more. Mon-Sat, 10:30am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm.

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Cherry’s Art Emporium 311 S. Main Street 417.358.2707 CherrysCustomFraming.com Cherry’s features fine art and original gifts with Carthage flair. Shoppers will love the variety of one-of-a-kind gift items, customized gift baskets, postcards and historical prints designed by nationally recognized artists. Custom and commercial framing, canvas stretching, and a variety of classes also available.

Country Mall & Flea Market 534 W. Fir Road 417.359.9851 Located off Hwy. 49, Fir Road / HH Exit, Country Mall & Flea Market features 20,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, primitives, and many other items. Open 7 days a week.

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Carthage True Value Hardware & Furniture 119 E. 3rd Street 417.358.3579 Located on the north side of the historic Carthage Square, Carthage Hardware has grown to include furniture, giftware, and Precious Moments figures as well as huge grandfather clocks and a full hardware shop. Come hear the wood floors squeak, smell the fragrance of the bulk seeds in the garden shop, and enjoy the music of the clocks. A must-see in Carthage on the Square. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm.


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Koka Art Gallery 409 S. Main Street 417.358.2889 KokaGallery.com A private gallery featuring local artists and exhibition gallery for Koral Martin’s Fine Art Photography. She specializes in nature scenes printed on canvas, metal, glass, and tile. The gallery also carries a variety of medium and items featuring Carthage landscapes, Route 66, and works of whimsy. Koka Art Gallery is located two doors south of the historic Carthage Square on Main Street. Open Tuesday - Friday 9 am 5:30 pm; Saturday 9 am - 1 pm and other hours by appointment.

Miss Madi’s Place Antiques and More 620 E. Central Avenue 417.388.2043 Located on Old Route 66 in a clean, friendly environment, Miss Madi’s offers a variety of old and new furniture, home decor, collectibles, glassware, pottery, cast iron, tools, jewelry, baby items, windows, barn wood, toys, books, movies, and so much more. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.

Oldies & Oddities Mall 331 S. Main Street 417.358.1752 Oldies & Oddities Mall features two levels of collectibles, books, antiques, glassware, and furniture from more than 60 dealers. 10am-5pm, 7 days a week. Pats Books & Crafts 1250 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.1940 A used book store with additional homecrafted items. Powers Museum Gift Shop 1617 Oak Street 417.237.0456 PowersMuseum.org Open April through October, the gift shop of the Powers Museum features Route 66 items as well as postcards, maps, historic items, and books about Carthage history. Precious Moments Chapel Gift Shoppe 4321 Chapel Road 417.358.7599 PreciousMomentsChapel.org Home to 8,000 square feet of the most complete selection of Precious Moments gifts, apparel, and accessories, ranging from baby giftware and wedding accessories to the world-famous figurines and dolls. Each year new product is introduced into the Precious Moments family of products and shoppers find hours of pleasure exploring the many areas of the shoppe. Repurpose Boutique 500 Peachtree Drive 417.310.1472 This fabulous little boutique has designer clothing for ladies, men, and children. Plus it is the home to creations by many local artists and designers. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm.

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McBride’s Antiques 136 E. 4th Street 417.674.1782 Antique store and flea market with over 100 booths. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun, 12pm-6pm.

Old Cabin Shop 155 N. Black Powder Lane 417.358.6720 The site of the authentic 1830s cabin used as the meeting place to form Jasper County’s government in 1841. Old Cabin Shop lets visitors browse through the adjacent retail shop that displays a large collection of Native American artifacts, as well as a fascinating collection of armaments.

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Judy’s Hallmark 2406 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.3044 A traditional Hallmark franchise with a variety of fashion accessories, home décor, garden, plus MANY great gift items! Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat, 10am-6pm.


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Twice New 425 S. Garrison Avenue 417.529.7309 A thrift store with a variety of furniture and household items.

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GROCERS Aldi 2442 S. Grand Avenue Braum’s 325 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.5088 Cloud’s Meats 2013 S. Paradise Lane 417.358.5855 CloudsMeats.com

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Oak Street Natural Market 2337 Fairlawn Avenue 417.358.0990

The Front Page 141 E. 3rd Street 417.359.9591

King Cash Saver 1223 W. Central Avenue 417.358.2624

Goody’s 2410 Grand Avenue 417.358.5898

Supermercado Guerrero 205 W. 4th Street 417.358.5444

Hibbett Sports 2408 Grand Avenue 417.358.4313

Wal-Mart Super Center 2705 Grand Avenue 417.358.3000

Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply 2309 Fairlawn Drive 417.358.3529 RaceBros.com

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Repurpose Boutique 500 Peachtree Drive 417.310.1472

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The Screen Door 112 E. 4th Street 417.237.0770 An eclectic blend of antique and vintage items with a funky and fresh twist. Clean and customer friendly, this is a treasure chest for home decorators.

Carthage Farmer’s Market North side of historic Carthage Square Wednesdays & Saturdays only

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Zapateria Medina’s 125 E. Central Avenue 417.359.9425


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The Palms Massage and Day Spa 341 South Main Street 417.310.6159 The Palms Massage and Day Spa is ready to serve you in a variety of ways. Specializing in therapeutic massage and aesthetics to make you look and feel your best. Enjoy hot stone massage, salt scrubs, and body wraps as well as microdermabrasion, dermal planing, body waxing and facials. Whether you need a 30-minute getaway or a full day of relaxation, come in and rejuvenate yourself. The Palms looks forward to serving you. Sacry Medical Spa – The Pavilion 510 S. Garrison Avenue 417.526.1080 PavilionMedicalSpa.com

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The last of the original six drive-in theatres named after the famous road in operation, offering affordable family entertainment. Only G, PG, and PG-13 movies are shown. Open seasonally, on weekends in April-September. Call for movies and show times.

Carthage, Missouri’s first medical spa. Owned and operated by Sacry Family Medicine, providing aesthetic procedures, injectables, medically supervised weight loss and massage therapy. For additional services available during your stay in Carthage, contact the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau or the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Carthage CVB 417.359.8181 VisitCarthage.com

Carthage Chamber 417.358.2378 CarthageChamber.com

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Serving art and artists for over 30 years, artCentral is located within the beautiful Hyde House on the hill. A unique cultural center at the crossroads of America, artCentral offers exhibitions, events, workshops and classes in spacious galleries on the tree-canopied campus. Director & Curator, Alice Lynn Greenwood designs an elegant experience for each show and arranges artful gifts for sale in the Boutique. The Pottery House is available to Member Artists and hosts artCamp for kids each summer.

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The Battle of Carthage State Historic Site is the location of the final confrontation of a 12-hour running battle which began nine miles north of Carthage on July 5, 1861. Missouri’s Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson commanded the 6,000 Southerners that forced Col. Franz Sigel and his 1,000 Union men to retreat to Sarcoxie. An interpretive kiosk explains the history of the battle. The site is open dawn to dusk with free admission. H E Carthage Memorial Hall 407 S. Garrison Avenue 417.237.7050 Carthage’s tribute to World War I soldiers was the construction of the Memorial Hall in 1924. Today, its auditorium and meeting rooms are the site of club activities, auctions, and concerts. Both rooms can be rented for public or private events. The Edwin W. Wiggins Post 9 American Legion is located on the second floor. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. F H A

A Carnegie library being used for its original purpose, this classical-looking recently renovated structure was built in 1904 from Carthage limestone. It houses a local history collection including Jasper County census records and Carthage newspapers on microfilm. To the east is the E.L. Dale Memorial Library Gardens and fountain complete with an “Alice in Wonderland” statue created by Bill Snow. Wireless internet is available for travelers to stop and check their e-mail. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 9am-8pm, Wednesday-Friday, 9am6pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm. Closed Sunday.

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The museum presents artifacts and information about the Battle of Carthage and the Civil War in Southwest Missouri. The focal point is a mural painted by Andy Thomas, which features battle action on the courthouse square. Mini-displays on Belle Starr, African-American and Native American contributions to the war and a diorama complete your visit. Tues-Sat, 8:30am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Cherry’s Art Emporium on the Square 311 S. Main Street 417.358.2707 CherrysCustomFraming.com

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One of the largest fine art galleries in the Midwest! Representing some of the finest artists in the nation and specializing in paintings and sculptures in a wide variety of subject matter, the art in the gallery stretches across thousands of square feet to delight the visitor. Cherry’s offers many art classes including: kids classes on Saturdays. Congregation of the Mother CoRedemptrix (CMC) 1900 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.7787 DongCong.net

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Developed in the 1970s, the CMC is a religious community of Vietnamese Catholic priests and brothers. In August each year, 50,000 to 60,000 Vietnamese-American Catholics gather for a three-day religious celebration. The CMC features the largest free drive-through Christmas display in the area. H Crossroads of America Intersection of Garrison and Central The intersection of Garrison and Central in Carthage, where Jefferson Highway meets Route 66, marks “The Crossroads of America.”

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Carthage Public Library 612 S. Garrison Avenue 417.237.7040 Carthage.Lib.Mo.us

Civil War Museum 205 S. Grant Street 417.237.7060

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Battle of Carthage State Historic Site 1031 E. Chestnut Street 417.682.2279 MoStateParks.com


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H E Historic Phelps House 1146 Grand Avenue 417.358.1776 PhelpsHouse.org The late Victorian-era Phelps family mansion recalls a day of opulence and elegance which represents a unique identifying chapter in the history of Carthage. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and decorated with period furnishings, the home remains littlechanged in both the interior and exterior from the days when it was occupied by the busy, productive family of William Phelps (1845-1916). Open April through November on Wednesdays, 10am-4pm, for guided tours. Available by appointment year-round for group tours, event rentals, and weddings.

H E Kendrick Place 131 Northwood/N. Garrison & V Hwy 417.358.0636 Built in 1849 and completed in 1854, this house offers tours, including historic tales of the home and modern paranormal scientific research. The tour leaders tell the history of the home before, during, and after the Civil War. It is the oldest surviving house in Jasper County. The Kendrick Place is available for tours, special events, family reunions, and weddings by appointment.

H A Jasper County Courthouse 302 S. Main Street 417.358.0421 JasperCounty.org Built in 1894-95, this Romanesque Revival building is constructed of Carthage limestone and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, a wrought-iron cage elevator is still manually operated, and an array of military artifacts and mining specimens are displayed along with Lowell Davis’ “Forged in Fire” mural

H Jasper County Records 125 N. Lincoln 417.359.1100 Jasper County Records houses historic county records, Marvin L. VanGilder archive of historic data, genealogical materials, and files on the Battle of Carthage and Civil War in the region. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; closed state and national holidays.

F H E Kiddieland 2000 Oak Street 417.359.8181 Kiddieland was built in the early 1950s when the Carthage Kiwanis Club bought a miniature train, laid a one-quarter-mile oval track, and built a station to load and unload passengers. In succeeding years, a kiddiecar ride was made, an airplane ride was erected, and the tubs were devised. In 2012, an old fashioned carousel was added with beautiful handpainted horses. A total of five rides make up the largest non-profit amusement park in the USA. All proceeds, after the cost of upkeep, go to programs designed to help improve the quality of life in the area. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2-5pm. $.50/ride.

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portraying the history of Jasper County and a Route 66 museum. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm; closed state and national holidays.

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H Historic Homes Driving Tour 417.359.8181 VisitCarthage.com One of the state’s largest historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places, this three mile driving tour is a self-guided leisurely look at the region’s most architecturally significant residences. These private homes were erected between 1870 and 1910 in a variety of Victorian styles. The map is on page 28 and the guide starts on page 42 of this booklet. Step-on bus tours available for groups.


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Koka Art Gallery 409 S. Main Street 417.358.2889 KokaGallery.com

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Maze Creek is home to fine artwork by Carthage artist Andy Thomas. Noted for his transMississippi Civil War series, Thomas paints oils of many historical scenes as well as subjects of a vast variety. Call and come by the studio for local prints and current oils ready for purchase. Old Cabin Shop 155 N. Black Powder Lane 417.358.6720

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The Powers Museum features Carthage history with annual revolving local history exhibits, gift shop, small research library (archives by appointment only), Jefferson Highway and Route 66 information, and mini-displays. Check the website for exhibit offerings and seasonal schedule for late March through October.

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The Old Cabin Shop is the site of the authentic 1830s cabin used as the meeting place to form Jasper County’s government in 1841. Visitors can browse through the adjacent retail shop that displays a large collection of Native American artifacts, as well as a fascinating collection of armaments.

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Precious Moments artist and creator Samuel J. Butcher opened the Precious Moments Chapel in 1989 as a thanksgiving to God for the blessings in his life. The Chapel features 84 hand-painted murals and 30 stained glass windows done in Precious Moments art based on stories from the Bible. Guided tours of the Chapel are always FREE. Open daily except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Beautiful Christmas lights and decorations create wonderful holiday memories. Other attractions include the Samuel J. Butcher Museum and Gallery and the world’s largest Precious Moments Gift Shop featuring Chapel exclusives. Hours vary by season.

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It’s restaurant and rodeo in one! You can watch activities through a glass window while enjoying one of the finest steaks in the area. Activities include team roping, barrel racing, and rodeo. A full menu is offered Monday-Saturday, 5pm to 10pm. Check the website for a calendar of events. Maze Creek Studio 1495 E. 13th Street 417.359.8787 AndyThomas.com

Powers Museum 1617 Oak Street 417.237.0456 PowersMuseum.org


A Stations of the Cross 470 E. Fairview An inspirational tour of the final stages in the life of Jesus Christ. With 13 scenes, each station includes a narrative available in English or Vietnamese with the push of a button. Statues were created in Vietnam, brought to Carthage, and placed in unique landscaping features to highlight their beauty and inspire faith.

Whee Bridge or Tickle Tummy Hill F H Oak Street between Case & Orner One of the last of its kind and located on Historic Route 66, the Whee Bridge has brought delight and squeals to those who cross it for decades. With a sharp incline and drastic descent, the bridge tickles the tummy and gives the driver a sense of adventure. Tragically, the Whee Bridge is scheduled for demolition and reconstruction when budgets allow. Be sure to shout “Whee!” as you cross!

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A H F E Red Oak II 12280 Kafir Rd. 417.359.8181 RedOakII.com Visit Red Oak II, the creation of “Missoura’s” homegrown, shade-tree artist Lowell Davis. Take a trip to yesteryear and stroll along the gravel path to view the re-creation of an early 20th century country village, featuring a general store, country church, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, a 1920s cottage-style Phillips 66 gasoline station, Belle Starr’s home, and much more.

A E Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd 417.358.9665 StonesThrowDinnerTheatre.com Features range from comedies and mysteries to dramas and children’s theatre. A night at the theater starts with enjoying a three-course meal specially prepared by a local chef. After dinner, take in intermission, relax, and try our dessert menu. It’s dinner and a show at its best! Reservations are required.

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H Route 66 Highway 417.359.8181 VisitCarthage.com One of the first concrete-paved portions of Missouri’s highway system was the stretch of road west of Carthage to Joplin, laid in 1920 as part of the Jefferson Highway. In 1926, this route also became part of Route 66. Along Route 66 in Carthage today you will find Kellogg Lake, Powers Museum, Carthage Municipal Park, Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 66 Drive-In Theatre, and the 1939 Boots Court. The Route 66 Museum is in the Jasper County Courthouse. Step-on bus tours available for groups.


Carthage Golf Course 2000 Richard Webster Drive 417.237.7030 CarthageGolfCourse.com Enjoy a beautiful 18-hole championship course on Route 66! Four sets of tee boxes encourage play of all abilities while also providing the challenge of modern golf. Practice green, driving range, snack bar, PGA professional instruction, and pro shop available. Carthage Municipal Park 2000 Oak Street 417.237.7035 Built with WPA funds during the 1940s and located on Route 66, Municipal Park is the home of many Carthage attractions: Saddle Club, Golf Course, Kiwanis Kiddieland, Municipal Pool, Skating Rink, and Jasper County Fairgrounds. With traditional playgrounds, grills, and covered shelters, the park is an ideal spot for family excursions.

Civil War Ranch 11838 Civil War Road 417.237.0771 CivilWarRanch.com Step out of today’s busy, fast-paced world and into the peaceful setting of the Civil War Ranch on Civil War Road in Carthage, MO. The rustic Americana complex includes several barns, a courtyard, and pond. It hosts parties, business luncheons, weddings, and receptions, or even multi-functional events for hundreds of invitees. Disc Golf 1215 Esterly Drive 417.237.7035 Located on Historic Route 66 in Carthage in Kellogg Lake Park, this 18-basket disc golf course is available to the novice and pro from dawn till dusk. Fair Acres Family YMCA 2600 Grand Avenue 417.358.1070 FairAcresYMCA.org Activities for all ages and income levels are available at the Y. Enjoy two swimming pools, child care while parents work out, climbing wall, racquetball, youth and teen game room, senior exercise classes, water aerobics, Zumba, yoga, indoor cycling (spin) classes, Pilates, wellness centers with treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical machines and free weights.

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Carter Park 516 S. River 417.237.7035 Adjacent to the Battle of Carthage State Park, Carter Park was also the site of several skirmishes during the Civil War. Carter Park’s gates are a memorial to the Battle of Carthage. Beyond them you will find picnic shelters and playgrounds. This park was nationally known as the Carthage Tourist Park in the 1920s and 1930s and was frequented by Route 66 travelers.

Central Park 714 S. Garrison Avenue 417.237.7035 Located on Garrison, Central Park features a playground, walking track, gazebo pavilion, seasonal wading pool, fountain, old bandstand, and Marlin Perkins tribute statue.

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Bud’s & Gloria’s Bait Shop 425 E. Hwy 96 417.358.6119 Near Kellogg Lake, to assist floating and fishing enthusiasts and offers live bait, fishing tackle, and fishing licenses. Propane exchange available.


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Game On! 400 S. Maple 417.388.4236 GameOnCarthage.com A sports complex located in Carthage, MO! Indoor batting cages, basketball, volleyball and so much more! Also will be hosting birthday parties! Grace Lanes Bowling 219 E. 3rd Street 417.358.2144 Featuring 14 lanes of bowling, a snack bar, and a classic game arcade. Grace Lane Bowling provides smoke and alcohol free entertainment for all ages.

Kellogg Lake – Outdoor Classroom 1215 Esterly Drive 417.237.7035 A portion of the original Route 66 pavement runs along Spring River. Kellogg Lake features one of the largest outdoor classrooms in the region. Students and families can explore the diverse flora and fauna in the area. Enjoy fishing, hiking, and picnicking. Admission is FREE to the public. Open from dawn to dusk.

Municipal Park Carl Lewton Rock Stadium 2000 Oak Street 417.237.7035 Carthage Municipal Pool 521 Robert Ellis Young Drive 417.358.1070 Carthage Saddle Club Arena 2000 Oak Street 417.358.9059 Carthage Skating Rink 2000 Oak Street 417.358.9369 Jasper County Youth Fairgrounds 2000 Oak Street 417.237.7035 Playground Motocross 1132 E. Fir Road 417.358.6544 PlayGroundMotocross.net This one-mile-long track features a variety of obstacles for all skill levels of riders. The course features a 30-man backward falling gate, double and triple jumps, tabletops, and whoops. There are also rhythm sections and many fast outdoorstyle selections. Amenities at the track include bleachers and a full concession area. The track features several races a year. Walnut Bottoms Walnut Bottoms is a hiking & biking trail under development in Carthage, MO. It is located north of town on Garrison. Turn right (east) off of Garrison onto Java Street, then make an immediate right (south) onto Main Street. To the right will be a white gravel parking lot. The 3-mile loop begins at the southwest corner of the parking lot (near Garrison).

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Griggs Park 316 W. Centennial 417.237.7035 This city-maintained park features playground, tennis, and basketball courts and the Carthage Skateboard Park.

Ruby Jack Trail 2113 W. Old 66 Blvd. A 16-mile “rails to trails” project that starts in Carthage and goes through the towns of Oronogo and Carl Junction and extends all the way to the Kansas State line traversing farmland, wetland, and woodland.

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Fair Acres Sports Complex 808 E. George Phelps Boulevard 417.237.7035 The Fair Acres Sports Complex features baseball, softball, and soccer fields, and has an asphalt trail with four exercise stations ranging from stretching to strengthening and cardiovascular conditioning. The beginning of the trail starts by the intersection of Phelps Blvd. and S. Fulton St.


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McBrides’s Venue and Convention Center 204 E. 4th St. 417.674.1782 Phelps House 1146 Grand Avenue 417.358.1776 PhelpsHouse.org

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artCentral 1110 E. 13th Street 417.358.4404 Carthage Memorial Hall 407 S. Garrison Avenue 417.237.7050 Cherry’s Art/Cherry’s Woodshed 311 S. Main Street 417.358.2707 CherrysCustomFraming.com

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre 796 S. Stone Lane 417.358.9665 StonesThrowDinnerTheatre.com The Venue 510 S. Lyon 417.237.0543 Call the Carthage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for a copy of our Meeting Planners Guide.

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Grand Avenue Bed & Breakfast 1615 Grand Avenue 417.358.7265 Grand-Avenue.com Kendrick Place 131 Northwood 417.358.5940 Kiddieland 2000 Oak Street 417.359.8181

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The following is by no means a comprehensive listing of all the properties within the residential district. Anyone desiring further information is urged to consult the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office’s website at www.dnr.state. mo.us/shpo/jasper.htm. (All photography of the Carthage Historic Homes Driving Tour is provided by Koral Martin of Koka Art Gallery on 409 S. Main.) Begin at west corner of Courthouse Square and travel south on Main Street. Old Press Building 527 Main – 1920 A two-story structure displays classical detail in smooth Carthage limestone. The former bracketed and pediment entry has been closed. It once served as a grocery warehouse and then converted into the home of the local newspaper, the Carthage Press. It is currently being remodeled into an event center with retail and office space. Contact the Venue at 417.237.0543 to book event space. First Methodist Church 617 Main – 1925/1974 The front portion of the church burned down in 1973 and was replaced by a modern sanctuary addition. The rear portion was constructed in 1925 of brick and stone and still retains Gothic and Tudor elements. Carthage Junior High School 714 Main Street – 1904 This three-story school structure is constructed in rough cut ashlar masonry. The bays are separated by Doric pilasters in smooth cut stone. There is an abundance of classical detail, a semi-circular entry and a denticulated stone cornice.

Turn left on Chestnut First Christian Church 800 S. Main Street – 1909 This church was originally designed as a centralized plan. The proposed central dome recorded in an early rendering was never executed. The church is constructed in Carthage limestone and has classical detail. Turn right on Howard Grace Episcopal Church 820 Howard – 1889 Grace Church is one of the oldest Christian congregations in continuous existence in Jasper County, and is the oldest public building constructed of Carthage limestone. The nave is largely unchanged from its opening in 1890. Stained glass windows were added in early 1900s. Note the attention to detail and the prominent rose window on the front. The church is also home to a Biblical Garden that features plants that were native in biblical times and locations and can thrive in Southwest Missouri today.

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After an architectural survey in the 1970s conducted by Carthage Historic Preservation, Inc., three districts were nominated to the National Register of Historic Places: Courthouse Square District in 1980, Carthage South District in 1982, and Cassill Place in 1986. Today, visitors can tour these districts to explore outstanding examples of post-Civil War architectural styles from 1870s through early 20th century designs. Generally speaking, the boundaries of the south or residential district are Clinton on the east, 5th Street on the north, Garrison on the west, and Centennial on the south.

Blackwell House 1002 Howard – 1885 The original Eastlake house has had significant Classical Revival elements added and is considered a pivotal structure within the district. Prominent features include vertical board banding, sunbursts, angular bay windows, and decorative shingles. The brick work of the central chimney and the classical portico are outstanding. Leggett House 1106 Grand – 1901 Built by J.P. Leggett, inventor of the coil bedspring and cofounder of Leggett & Platt, Inc, this two-story Classical Revival home is constructed of Carthage marble. It is a close twin to the former Platt House (1131 Grand), but it is slightly more angular in its exterior configuration. The rear carriage house burned several years ago, and has been largely rebuilt.

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Former Skelly Gas Station 1100 Grand Renovated building which was a former filling station and then a dry cleaner. After standing vacant for some time, the building was the despair of the neighborhood, but it now has new life, with remodeled exterior in automotive and petroliana themes. A wonderful addition to Carthage with its Route 66 heritage. Davey House 1130 Grand – 1888 The Queen Anne home was built by Englishman Thomas Davey, owner of the Carthage Foundry with mining interests in the area. Noteworthy features of this 2½-story Queen Anne home include a domed turret with recessed porch and superb brick chimneys with decorative caps. The Victorian porch of this significant structure was removed at an early date and replaced with a Neoclassical one. There are a number of fine stained glass windows. Platt House 1131 Grand – 1901 Built by C.B. Platt, co-founder of Leggett & Platt, Inc. This house style first appeared at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Porches, enclosing the house on one or more sides, had classical columns, often grouped in pairs. The home is a two and one-half story Classical Revival home constructed of Carthage limestone. Mr. Joe Prather designed both the Platt and Leggett homes. Phelps House 1146 Grand – 1895 Built by W.H. Phelps, prominent attorney and state legislator, this style mingles Beaux Arts, Classical Revival and Romanesque details and is constructed of Carthage limestone. It boasts 10 fireplaces, all with different imported tile. Additional features include hand-painted wall paper, original hand-carved woodwork, and a roof restored to the original Ludowici

clay tile in 2010. It has a small hand-operated elevator serving four floors from the basement to the ballroom. The carriage house has been repurposed into a cafeteria for the St. Ann’s Catholic School. The Phelps House is available for tours on Wednesdays April - November 10am-4pm and may be rented for events and weddings. Call 417.358.1776 or visit www. phelpshouse.org for information. Cowgill House 1155 Grand – 1887 This Chauteauesque built by Henry Cowgill, industrialist and banker, is typical of the style: wide, rounded arches, brick or stone work, heavy stone lintels and sills, steeply sloped roofs, and towers. Mr. Cowgill was an associate of Frank Hill (1157 South Main) in a milling company. It is believed that both of their Romanesque Revival homes were designed by the same architect.

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Spencer House 1163 Grand – 1870 Italianate built by Clinton Spencer, Sherriff for Jasper County. It is conjectured that the home was built with embezzled county funds and jail inmate labor. This style, popular before the Civil War, was used extensively in Carthage after the war. Often built as a simple cube, the two-story brick Italianate home has segmental window heads, a bracketed cornice, and is crowned by a widow’s walk. The shutters are original to the property. Barkley House 1180 Grand – 1900 The porch of this two-story frame, Classical Revival home exhibits Doric columns and overhead pediment with plaster floral motifs and turned balusters. Recently remodeled to include two high-end apartments.

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McElroy House 1301 Grand – 1890 Built by C.F. McElroy, drygoodsman and mine owner. The boxed, denticulated cornice of this two-and-a-half story frame Italianate is supported by the double brackets with hanging pendants. The hipped roof has finials along the ridge line and the front dormer exhibits a sunburst panel. The porch cornice is bracketed and is supported by molded posts and a jigsawn cut balustrade. Huntley House 1302 Grand – 1877 Italianate built by Ezra Huntley, who had participated in the California Gold Rush. According to oral traditions, Huntley had the molding around the front door braided like rope, a nod to his early years as a sailor. The cornice is one of the most beautiful in Carthage. It is denticulated and supported by mammoth, ornately scrolled brackets. There are not only decorative panels between the brackets, but also beneath the eaves. Spradling House 1410 Grand – 1905 Originally the house was a one-story cottage. This first story was jacked up, given a Tudor half-timbered effect and a brick first story was constructed beneath the original house.

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Miller/Ramsay House 1422 Grand – 1890 Built by a grocer and later owned by Albert Ramsay, department store owner, this chateauesque-style residence features threestory polygonal tower with a bracketed tent roof. Aaron Myers House 1431 Grand – 1890 The cornice of this twostory frame Italianate home is supported by double brackets and is denticulated. There are also decorative bosses alongside the upper sashes of the doublehung windows. The gate posts of the original wrought-iron fence still front the property.

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Lundy House 1213 Grand Avenue – 1895 The two-story home of Richard Lundy, city official, is a prime example of Eastlake style. Featuring irregular floor plans, gabled roofs, and structural details like decorated spindle work, the Eastlake style home was built to resemble to popular Eastlake brand furniture. On this home, there is a belt of shingles between the first and second floors. The front porch displays are characteristic with turned post balusters and cutwork frieze.

R.A. Montgomery House 1500 Grand – 1895 The house was designed in the style of architect Stanford White and was moved from Cassill Place on Central Avenue in the early 1930s. The house was rotated when moved; the original back side faces Grand Avenue. Montgomery was said to be a member of the Marshall Fields Warehouse family from Chicago. Houser/Carmean House 1615 Grand – 1893 This spectacular Queen Anne house is a true “painted lady.” Its many original features include oak and cherry woodwork, stained glass windows, and a sweeping grand staircase with massive oak newel posts. Guests enter though the original front doors, now restored, into a front hall with curved plaster walls. Grand Avenue Bed & Breakfast is available for day tours on request. Call 417.358.7265 or visit www.grand-avenue. com for information. Turn right (west) at St. Louis Avenue and go one block to South Main. Turn right (north) on Main.

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Sewall House 1607 S. Main – 1920 This Tudor Revival home was home to William Sewall, Carthage Press newspaper owner. The home has a second floor overhang supported by brackets. The entry has segmental opening with stone keystone and label stops. The door has sidelights and the brick is textured. Mark Twain Elementary 1435 S. Main – 1917 This school was designed by Percy Simpson of Kansas City. It is constructed with uncoursed blocks of Carthage limestone. Luke House 1335 S. Main – 1900 Georgian Revival by James Luke, mine owner. The features are a symmetrical facade, hipped roof, and symmetrically placed chimneys. The doorway, usually crowned with a pediment. In this style of house, it features a portico with classical columns. The brick of this Classical Revival home was imported from England. A matching carriage house sits on the rear of the property. Irwin House 1327 S. Main – 1897 T.K. Irwin, a former merchant, had vested interests in the mining industries of southwest Missouri. He and J.W. Ground (1128 S. Garrison) owned the Duenweg mine. The Queen Anne residence is one of the few in Carthage to have a zinc roof, although it is not certain if it is original. A large display of finials and ornamental brick chimneys enrich the roofline.

Rose House 1320 S. Main – 1899 Built by G. A. Rose, owner of Rose Mercantile on the northwest corner of the square. It combines Queen Anne and Colonial Revival features. Note the decorative floral frieze in the second floor cornice. A veranda wraps around the rounded two-story bay to the southwest. Tower House 1321 S. Main – 1880 The Italianate house was built by W. S. Tower, realtor, who admired the wealthy banker next door and tried to copy his house (1309 Main). Lacking Goucher’s finances, he used wood instead of brick. In 1870, Tower established the Carthage Brewery and in 1872 united with Gustavus A. Cassill to form the Carthage Mining and Smelting Company.

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Main Street was the primary traffic artery leading from the Courthouse Square. By 1896, the electric streetcar service extended south from the square for the entire length of Main Street to Fairview. Well-maintained Victorian homes line both sides of this treelined thoroughfare. The north end of South Main consists of a small commercial area, which is contiguous to the south boundary of the Courthouse Square Historic District.

Goucher House 1309 S. Main – 1876 The Italianate house with Federal features was built by David Goucher, who was president of Farmers and Drovers Bank. This home is a well-preserved, two-story brick Italianate. The decorative window heads are of cast iron. The denticulated cornice of the hipped roof displays double brackets and ornamental fretwork. Exquisite stained glass is retained in the transom and lights of the double doors and north front window. The interior includes many distinctive features including a fireplace with white Carrara marble mantel. Hannum House 1312 S. Main – 1885 The two-story brick Italianate built by Phillip Hannum, mine owner. It departs from the more common cube style but has the low, hipped roof with segmentally arched windows, bracketed cornices and square, denticulated porch columns that are typical of the Italianate style. Turned posts and jigsaw cut brackets support the porch roof. The large first floor window has a segmental head of three rows of brick headers and stained glass transom.

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MacMorran House 1220 S. Main – 1904 The ornamental Victorian porch that fronted this twostory Four Square or Box home has been removed. The present entry has a broken pediment above it and sidelights on either side. Second Davey House 1208 S. Main – 1906 Two-story Queen Anne with beautiful front porch uses contrasting building materials with clapboard siding for the first floor and shingles for the second floor. The contrast in materials was often emphasized by painting the floors different colors. The second floor flares out slightly. The porch has tured balusters and posts with cutwork and console brackets. Sunburst panel above the pedimented entry. McNew House 1204 S. Main – 1915 The first story of this twostory Box home has a Carthage limestone veneer. Smooth stone quoins can be detected around the first floor windows and doors. “Wetzel’s Folly” 1205 S. Main – 1873 This Italianate villa was begun in 1873. When the building project was abandoned, S.E. Wetzel completed the house and it was known from that date as “Wetzel’s Folly.” This home and the Goucher Home were the first constructed on Main Street. A prominent feature of the home is its central tower with mansard cap. Windows are

long and narrow with segmental or semi-circular hood moldings and corbel stops. The exterior, enclosed porches display beautifully scrolled brackets and jigsaw detail. A self-supporting, curved stairway graces the interior hall and leads to the tower. Turn left on Macon A.W. St. John Home 204 W. Macon – 1890 This house was originally much smaller and had Eastlake details on the exterior. In 1905, Mr. Millard hired architects from Chicago to alter the home to its present Neoclassical style. These changes include the addition of a monumental two-story portico with Ionic, fluted columns.

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Hannum House 1303 S. Main – 1900 This two-and-a-half story Four Square or Box home was built by Edward Hannum, who was a grocer. This house was altered with the removal of its front porch and the addition of large, fixed, multi-paned windows. Such alterations are not incompatible with the district.

Baker House 205 Macon – 1893 This three-story, classic Queen Anne house is recognized for its wraparound porch, turrets and towers, as well as an unusual gable relief of pick, axe, and ore samples, indicating Mr. Baker’s source of wealth. The house was remodled by many subsequent owners, but the current owners have done extensive interior restoration. Mr. Baker’s portrait still hangs in the foyer. Turn right on Maple Roark House 1139 S. Maple – 1870 This two-story structure is one of the oldest Italianate homes within the district, yet no documentation of it exists. The windows are set within segmental openings. They are flanked on either side by what appear to be the original shutters. The monumental cornice exhibits elaborately scrolled brackets and modillions. A continuous paneled frieze is below. The stone porch is probably a late addition.

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Norris House 1013 S. Maple – 1890 This two-story Eastlake home retains its overhead transom. The house has shiplap siding. Not only have the side and front gables been allowed a decorative shingle treatment, but the vertical placement of short boards beneath the eaves creates an interesting saw tooth frieze. Turn right on Chestnut Central Park Corner of Chestnut and Lyon Streets. This site was originally a cemetery (1841-1869) and the remains were moved to Carthage Cemetery in 1871. The park is enhanced by a centralized fountain, playground, winding sidewalks, gazebo, seasonal wading pool, bandstand and large, lovely shade trees. The park also features a statue depicting legendary hometown boy, Marlin Perkins. The Old Shingled House 202 W. Chestnut – 1885 It is believed that this twostory house was built by Alfred Colwell. It is presently sided with wood shingles.

First Presbyterian Church 115 W. Chestnut – 1916 There is a square, brick campanile at the southeast corner of this church. Windows and doors are set within Tudor arched openings. The upper cornice displays a brick parapet edged in stone.

Turn right on Main Perkins House 902 S. Main – 1898 Birthplace of R. Marlin Perkins, noted naturalist and TV host, born in 1905 to Judge Joseph Perkins and Mynta Miller Perkins. This two-story, frame Victorian vernacular structure has a denticulated cornice and Palladian window in the upper gable. Mitchell House 903 S. Main – 1881 This two-story brick Italianate was built by J.A. Mitchell, president of the Bank of Carthage. By 1903, Mitchell added the front portico, built of Carthage limestone. The openings of the first floor windows are rounded; the second floor’s are segmental. The cast iron cresting above the side porches and the iron fence that surrounds the yard are significant and rare, since World War II saw many sacrificed to war material drives. A two-story brick carriage house is to the rear of the property.

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Cushman House 1123 S. Maple – 1890 The most startling feature of this one-and-a-half story Eastlake cottage is the small angular tower, which rises from the front facade.

Cumberland Presbyterian Church 1014 S. Main – 1892 In 1977, the exterior brick facades were stuccoed over and significant stained glass was protected by sheets of plexi-glass. The former tower had been removed at an earlier date. Ketcham House 1103 S. Main – 1901 This Georgian/Classical Revival home was built by Doctors Cassius and Elizabeth Lawson Hall Ketcham. The pure symmetry of this two-story home is broken by the placement of rounded, projecting bays on the north half of the front facade and angular bays on the south. There is a Palladian window above the pedimented portico.

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McMillan House 1183 S. Main – 1890 This house was built by William McMillan, who was a paper hanger, and later became the owner of the Jasper County intercity trolley line and publisher of the Joplin Globe. Its entrance originally faced Main Street. Its doublehung windows have segmental heads and the wall construction is brick. Haves House 1184 S. Main – 1890 From all appearances, it seems that this one-anda-half story home was originally two stories. There is foundation evidence that it is actually two homes joined together. Therefore, the bellcast, hipped roof and dormer are probably not original, but more from the Craftsman era. Other features include a large front window within a segmental opening, massive Doric porch columns and beautifully turned balusters. Turn right on Macon Street Gray House 303 W. Macon – circa 1910 This house is built on the former Ground estate. The two-and-a-half story Tudor Revival home has been given a half-timbered effect on the upper story. The first floor is brick. Note the “Ground” stone markers on all four corners of this block.

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Ground House 1128 S. Garrison – 1897 This lovely Queen Anne home was also built by Mr. Ground, who had extensive mining interests. The Ground family originally owned land which covered the entire block. Markers reading “Ground” at the block corners on Garrison are still intact. Turn right on Garrison Carthage Public Library 612 S. Garrison – 1904 417.237.7040 One of the few still functioning Andrew Carnegie library buildings. It is still in pristine condition. Built in a French Revival style with touches of the Neoclassical, it features an exterior copper dome and a large painted domed ceiling. Its tasteful addition has received architectural awards for the integration of a modern addition with historically significant structure.

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Hill House 1157 S. Main – 1887 This impressive house, built in the Chateauesque style, was owned by Frank Hill, who was in the milling business and was involved with the Bank of Carthage. It is rumored that he wished to own the “tallest” house in Carthage. Prominent features of this two-and-a-half story home include a slate roof, decorative brick chimneys, a second-story oriel window with conical roof, and an Eastlake Porch. It also boasts 10 fireplaces, original stained glass and magnificent woodwork. Note the round turret, corbelled out from the wall with a “candle-snuffer” roof.

Carthage Memorial Hall 407 S. Garrison – 1924 417.237.7050 Carthage’s tribute to World War I soldiers was the construction of the Memorial Hall in 1924. Today its auditorium and meeting rooms are the site of club activities, auctions and concerts; both rooms can be rented for public or private events. The Edwin W. Wiggins Post 9 American Legion is located on the second floor. Carthage CVB invites you to continue your tour by turning right on 4th street to take a walking tour of the Carthage Historic Square District or turning left on Oak Street to learn more of Carthage history at the Powers Museum.

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Carthage Official Visitor's Guide 2017  

An inspiration guide of things to see and do in Carthage, Missouri.

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