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Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau..... 417.359.8181 Chamber of Commerce.................................. 417.358.2373 Carthage City Hall.......................................... 417.237.7000 Jasper County Courthouse ........................... 417.358.0421 AIRLINES Joplin Regional Airport ................................. 417.623.0262 (10 minutes away) Springfield/Branson National Airport ........... 417.868.0500 (60 minutes away) Arkansas Regional Airport............................. 479.205.1000 (70 minutes away) CAR RENTAL Avis................................................................. 417.624.6360 Hertz............................................................... 417.623.6242 GROUND TRANSPORTATION Carthage Cab................................................. 417.359.6589 McCoy Cab..................................................... 417.358.7552 AMBULANCE SERVICE Emergency Only............................................................. 911 Other Call....................................................... 417.358.8121 MEDICAL CARE Mercy Hospital Carthage............................... 417.358.8121 CARTHAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT Emergency Only............................................................. 911 Other Calls..................................................... 417.237.7200 CARTHAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT Emergency Only............................................................. 911 Other Calls..................................................... 417.237.7100 JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF Emergency Only............................................................. 911 Other Calls..................................................... 417.358.2821 PET BOARDING Central Pet Care Clinic................................... 417.358.1300 Carthage Animal Hospital.............................. 417.358.4914 LOCAL RADIO KMXL (95.1 FM).............................................. 417.358.6054 KDMO (1490 AM)........................................... 417.358.2648 KRVC (1690 AM Spanish Christian Radio)...... 417.358.6420 LOCAL NEWSPAPER Carthage Press............................................... 417.358.2191 The Joplin Globe............................................ 417.623.3480


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY Live Performance Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre

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MARCH Live Performance Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre Art Exhibition artCentral APRIL 66 Drive-In Theatre Season Opening 66 Drive-In Theatre Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Historic Carthage Square MAY Citywide Garage Sale Carthage Residents Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Historic Carthage Square Live Performance Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre JUNE Kids’ Fishing Day Kellogg Lake Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Historic Carthage Square JULY Celebration and Fireworks Municipal Park Battle of Carthage Vespers Service Battle of Carthage State Park Jasper County Fair Carthage Municipal Park Fairgrounds

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Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Historic Carthage Square British Car Show Historic Carthage Square AUGUST Marian Days Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Historic Carthage Square


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Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Historic Carthage Square OCTOBER

Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show Powers Museum Maple Leaf Festival Citywide Maple Leaf Festival Parade Historic Carthage Square NOVEMBER Christmas at the Chapel Precious Moments Chapel & Gardens

DECEMBER Carthage Christmas Parade Historic Carthage Square Olde World Christmas Market Holiday Lighting Tours Way of Salvation Jasper County Courthouse Carthage Square Mt. Moriah Lights

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Historic Tours 2015: Churches and Lofts 2016: Homes

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WELCOME TO CARTHAGE, MISSOURI A unique crossroad of architecture, history, art, and inspiration. With four historic districts and over 550 buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Carthage has housed people or businesses with impressive tales that continue to intrigue travelers today. Civil War guerillas, Wild West outlaws, and powerful business men and women have left their marks on area history. In modern times, Carthagenians celebrate their heritage through art and faith to keep those legends alive.


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BEST WESTERN PRECIOUS MOMENTS HOTEL 2701 Hazel 417.359.5900 / 800.511.7676 www.bestwestern.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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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 Route 66 Inn) with lake view 13008 State Highway 96 417.358.6911 www.bestbudgetinn.homestead.com 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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BOOTS COURT

107 South Garrison 417.310.2989 www.BootsMotel.com

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Built between 1939 and 1946 at the “Crossroad of America,” the intersection of historic Route 66 and 71 in Carthage, the Boots Court was the height of modern comfort and convenience in the 1940s with its streamlined modern design, carports, ceramic tile bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a radio in every room! The Boots Court still has all those features in clean, newlyrestored 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, this motel is a “step back in time” for those travelers who are looking for something a little different.


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2244 Grand Avenue 417.358.2499 www.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, and iron. Now offering FREE high-speed wireless internet. Limited pet-friendly rooms also available.

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1441 West Central 417.358.3900/800.55.ECONO www.econolodge.com Welcome to the Choice Hotels Gold Awardwinning 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 Hwy 49, minutes from historical districts, Civil War attractions, Route 66, municipal golf, and 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.


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GUEST HOUSE MOTEL 417 East Central 417.358.4077

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416 West Fir Road 417.359.9000 www.super8.com

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This beautifully decorated hotel features 56 rooms complete with wireless high-speed internet, data port phones, AM/FM alarm clock radios, interior corridors, satellite programming with 25-inch TVs featuring four HBOs, FOX, CNBC, The Weather Channel, CNN, ESPN, and ESPN2. Additional amenities include complimentary SuperStart breakfast, comfortable clean rooms, guest laundry, an indoor hot tub, and large-vehicle parking. Refrigerator, microwave, and hairdryer are available in selected rooms, iron and ironing board available upon request. Pets are also allowed for $5.00 per pet.


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GRAND AVENUE BED & BREAKFAST 1615 Grand Avenue 417.358.7265 www.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. Guest rooms are appointed with your 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 and ironing board, and our generous breakfasts. 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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13001 Journey Road 417.359.9253 www.whiterosebed-breakfast.com The White Rose Winery and Bed & Breakfast sits on a family-owned and -operated farmstead built in 1900 on a 2,000-acre Hereford cattle ranch. The White Rose is a winery, restaurant, and bed & breakfast specializing in wine, Irish cuisine, and fine dining. Call for reservations.


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. BIG RED BARN RV PARK 5089 County Lane 138 417.358.2432 www.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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COACHLIGHT CAMPGROUND 5305 South Garrison Avenue 417.358.3666 www.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 30/40 amp electrical hookups, filtered pressureregulated water, and sewer. All paved interior roads, cable TV hookups, phone connections, laundry, Wi-Fi, and large climate-controlled club rooms make Coachlight RV Park the perfect place to stay by yourself or with a group.

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Arby’s 1501 W. Central Avenue 417.359.9181

Autentica Pupusa Salvadorena 115 S. Main

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Bamboo Garden 102 N. Garrison Avenue 417.358.1611 Big Ben’s BBQ Station 2817 “The Loop” 417.237.0752

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Boomer Sooner BBQ & Catering 1123 W. Central Avenue 417.358.8112

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Braum’s 323 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.5088

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Burger King 1011 W. Central Avenue 417.358.4267

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Carthage Deli & Ice Cream 301 S. Main Street 417.358.8820 www.carthagedeli.com

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Carthage Family Restaurant 125 N. Garrison Avenue 417.359.8411

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Daylight Donut & Deluxe Creamery 431 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.8020 Domino’s Pizza 2003 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.6565 www.dominos.com El Charro 2937 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.8844

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

Habanero’s 100 Lincoln Street 417.237.9335 Hardee’s 2516 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.4759

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China Taste Buffet 2117 S. Garrison Avenue 417.359.9916

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Kate’s 100 East 4th 417.388.1650

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Iggy’s Diner 2400 S. Grand Avenue 417.237.0212 www.iggysdiner.com


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Lucky J Steakhouse and Arena 11664 E. Fir Road 417.358.2370 www.luckyjarena.com

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Los Reyes Market & Restaurant 714 Grant Street 417.793.1033

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Little Caesars Pizza 2446 S. Grand Avenue 417.237.0300

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Long John Silver’s 1118 W. Central Avenue 417.358.4573

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McDonald’s 1111 W. Central Avenue 417.358.7796

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McDonald’s 2812 Hazel Street 417.358.5353

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Mis Arcos Restaurant 1926 S. Garrison Avenue 417.237.0547

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Mother Road Coffee 325 S. Main 417.359.8182 www.motherroadcoffee.com

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Panaderia El Quetzal 129 S. Main 417.358.7708

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Pancake Hut 301 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.8481

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Pizza Hut 2008 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.7970

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Royal Delights Cafe & Bakery 4321 Chapel Road 417.359.2896

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Root Zero 3 609 W. Fir Road 417.237.0711

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Rancho Grande 1061 S. River 417.214.1420 Restaurant Las Gardenias Panaderia 133 S. Grant 417.310.2909

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Rumor Has It 319 S. Main 417.793.0846

Shiver Me Shavers Sugar Shack 317 W. Centennial 417.437.7300 Sho Biz 2246 Grand Ave. 417.483.5213

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Shake’s Frozen Custard 209 W. Fir Road 417.359.9789

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Oriental Villa 2334 Fairlawn Drive 417.358.1809


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Sirloin Stockade 1027 W. Central Avenue 417.358.1765

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Sonic Drive-In 1106 W. Central Avenue 417.358.9686 Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre 2466 W. Old Route 66 Blvd. 417.358.9665

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Supermercado La Tiendita 727 S. River Street 417.359.9050

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Subway 1032 W. Central Avenue 417.358.5984

F Subway 2705 S. Grand Avenue (inside Wal-Mart) 417.359.9911 F Taco Bell

2603 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.7703

Taco Town 2230 Fairlawn Drive 417.358.8200 www.tacotownonline.com Taqueria Los Gallos 125 West 4th Street 417.388.2616 Taqueria Medina’s 125 E. Central Avenue 417.359.9425 The White Rose Winery, Restaurant, and Bed & Breakfast 13001 Journey Road 417.359.9253 www.whiterosewinery.com Wendy’s 2342 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.1414

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Whisler’s Drive-Up 300 N. Garrison Avenue 417.358.4951

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All Things Grand 1186 Grand Avenue 417.358.1313 www.allthingsgrand.net Welcome to All Things Grand, the premier gift store of the Four-State Area! We offer only the finest in china, crystal, lamps, clocks, and more for your home and gift-giving enjoyment. Design service is available. Stop by Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm, and Sat, 10am-4pm. We offer complimentary gift wrap. Annie’s 116 W. 3rd Street 417.358.5620 www.anniesincarthage.com This unique store features a quality collection of 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. We offer free gift wrapping. Enjoy Annie’s, an epicurean delight! Mon-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat, 10am-4pm; and open late for Carthage Art Walk. Between Friends 1200 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.4111 Where trendy style, fun foods, shared gifts, and warmer conversation are…Between Friends. Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-3pm.

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The Briar Patch 2206 S. Maple St. Suite A 417.237.0999 Selling primitive, country, Americana, and colonial style home décor including scented candles, lighting, bedding, and much more.

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True Value Hardware 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. Cherry’s Art Emporium 311 S. Main Street 417.358.2707 www.cherryscustomframing.com Welcome to the biggest little art gallery in the Midwest! Cherry’s is a traditional gallery, featuring locally and nationally recognized artists specializing in Carthage historical prints and gift items.

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18 Colonial House 348 Grant Street 417.358.8454 www.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.


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Country Mall & Flea Market 534 West 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. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm. The Crazy Dazy 337 S. Main Street 417.358.8513 www.crazydazy.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.

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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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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. K’s Jewelry & Gifts 1515 Oak Street 417.358.3331 Customized boutique with beaded jewelry, fun stretchy bracelets, watches, purses, and much more. We offer free gift wrap for your convenience. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. After hours by appointment.

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Koka Art Gallery 409 S. Main Street 417.358.2889 www.kokagallery.com Featuring local artists and a variety of mediums, Koka Art Gallery is located two doors south of the historic Carthage Square on Main Street. Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat, 9am-1pm, and other hours by appointment.

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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. Miss Madi’s Place Antiques and More 620 E. Central Avenue 417.358.9000 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, clothes, toys, books, movies, and so much more. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.


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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. Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm. 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. Precious Moments Chapel Gift Shoppe 4321 Chapel Road 417.358.7599 www.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.

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Repurpose Boutique 530 W. Fir Rd. Ste. D 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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Shopping The Screen Door 112 E. 4th 417.825.1228 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.

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CLOTHING The Front Page 141 E. 3rd Street 417.359.9591 Goody’s 2410 Grand Avenue 417.358.5898 Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply 2309 Fairlawn 417.358.3529 www.racebros.com Repurpose Boutique 530 W. Fir Rd. Ste. D 417.310.1472

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Sports World 2401 Fairlawn Drive 417.358.1155 Zapateria Medina’s 125 E. Central Avenue 417.359.9425


Aldi, Inc. 2442 S. Grand Avenue Braum’s 325 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.5088

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Cloud’s Meats, Inc. 2013 S. Paradise Lane 417.358.5855 www.cloudsmeats.com Three generations of Clouds have operated Cloud’s Meats & Carthage Meat Market and continue the tradition of producing high-quality meats and service. Committed to constantly improving and developing products to meet the needs of customers, Cloud’s Meats is a family-oriented business that strives to serve our surrounding community. Oak Street Natural Market 2337 Fairlawn Ave. 417.358.0990 PriceCutter 1223 W. Central Avenue 417.358.2624 Wal-Mart Super Center 2705 Grand Avenue 417.358.3000

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

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Shopping DAY SPAS Body Kneads Therapeutic Massage 2106 S. Garrison 417.674.8872

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The Palms Massage and Day Spa 341 South Main St. 417.310.6159 The Palms Massage and Day Spa is ready to serve you in a variety of ways. We specialize in therapeutic massage and aesthetics to make you look and feel your best. We have hot stone massage, salt scrubs, and body wraps as well as microdermabrasion, dermal planing, body waxing, facials, manicures, and pedicures. 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 417.359.8646 www.pavilionmedicalspa.com Carthage, Missouri’s first medical spa. Owned and operated by Sacry Family Medicine, providing aesthetic procedures, injectables, medically supervised weight loss and massage therapy.

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For additional services available during your stay in Carthage, contact the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau or the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Carthage CVB Carthage Chamber 417.359.8181 417.358.2378 visitcarthage.com carthagechamber.com


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F H 66 Drive-In Theatre 17321 Old 66 Boulevard 417.359.5959 www.66drivein.com 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. A Alice Lynn Studio Cottage 1841 Forest Street 417.825.0706 www.alicelynn.com Artist Alice Lynn Greenwood is the Director & Curator of artCentral in Carthage. Having lived in Dallas and New York and traveled extensively before settling in Missouri, she welcomes visitors to her private Studio Cottage and Gallery. Studio visits are by appointment: phone (417) 825.0706 or email alicelynn@alicelynn.com. A artCentral 1110 E. 13th Street 417.358.4404 www.artcentralcarthage.org Serving art and artists for 30 years, artCentral in Carthage, Missouri, is located within beautiful Hyde House on the hill. A unique cultural center at the crossroads of America, for members and visitors, artCentral offers exhibitions, events, workshops and classes in spacious galleries and on the tree-canopied campus. Artful gifts are found in the Boutique. The work-ready Pottery House, hosting artCamp for kids each summer, is daily available to Member Artists.

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H Battle of Carthage State Historic Site E. Chestnut Street 417.682.2279 www.mostateparks.com 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 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.

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F H A Carthage Public Library 612 S. Garrison Avenue 417.237.7040 www.carthage.lib.mo.us 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. The Library is part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium, which has a collection of 1,000,000 books for patrons to borrow. In addition, the library has an exceptional e-book service for patrons with over 16,000 books to choose from. Programs are scheduled weekly for children and teens which are open to the public. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 9am-8pm, Wednesday-Friday, 9am6pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm. Closed Sunday.


A Cherry’s Art Emporium on the Square 311 S. Main St. 417.358.2707 www.cherryscustomframing.com The biggest little art gallery 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: Canvas & Cocktails, kids classes on Saturdays, and occasional pottery. Friday nights feature dinner, drinks, and live music in The Woodshed. A Congregation of the Mother CoRedemptrix (CMC) 1900 S. Grand Avenue 417.358.7787 www.dongcong.net 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.

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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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H A Civil War Museum 205 S. Grant Street 417.237.7060 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.


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H Historic Homes Driving Tour 417.359.8181 www.visitcarthage.com One of the state’s largest historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places, this driving tour offers a 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.

H Historic Phelps House 1146 Grand Avenue 417.358.1776 www.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 A Jasper County Courthouse 302 S. Main Street 417.358.0421 www.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


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.

H 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 tour, special events, family reunions, and weddings by appointment.

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F H 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 drive 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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along with Lowell Davis’ “Forged in Fire” mural 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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A Koka Art Gallery 409 S. Main Street 417.358.2889 www.kokagallery.com Featuring local artists and a variety of mediums, Koka Art Gallery is located two doors south of the Historic Carthage Square on Main Street. Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat, 9am-1pm; and other hours by appointment. F Lucky J Steakhouse & Arena 11664 Fir Road 417.358.2370 www.luckyjarena.com 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.

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A Maze Creek Studio 1495 E. 13th Street 417.359.8787 www.andythomas.com 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. H Old Cabin Shop 155 N. Black Powder Lane 417.358.6720 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.


Attractions H Powers Museum 1617 W. Oak Street 417.237.0456 www.powersmuseum.com 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 November with special monthly Sunday open house with speaker.

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A F Precious Moments Chapel & Gardens 4321 Chapel Road 417.358.7599 www.preciousmomentschapel.org 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; the world’s largest Precious Moments Gift Shop featuring Chapel exclusives; a year-round Christmas shop; and Royal Delights Cafe and Bakery. Hours vary by season.


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H Route 66 Highway 417.359.8181 www.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.

A H F Red Oak II County Loop 122 and Kafir Road 417.359.8181 www.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 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.


H The White Rose Winery, Restaurant, and Bed & Breakfast 13001 Journey Road 417.359.9253 www.whiterosewinery.com A family-owned and -operated farmstead built in 1900 on a 2,000-acre Hereford cattle ranch. It was originally called Overlook Farm because from the front porch, one could see all the way to the Spring River, alongside which ran the river road where you could see the horse-drawn carriages entering Carthage. In the 1920s the property was downsized to 1,000 acres and converted to a dairy farm. Today the White Rose is a winery, restaurant, and bed & breakfast specializing in wine, Irish cuisine, and fine dining. Offering wine-makers dinners on Saturday evenings. Call for reservations. A The Woodshed 311 S. Main Street 417.358.2707 www.cherryscustomframing.com Located inside Cherry’s Art Emporium on the Square on the Historic Carthage Square, the Woodshed hosts live entertainment every Friday.

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F H Whee Bridge or Tickle Tummy Hill 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 Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd 417.358.9665 www.stonesthrowdinnertheatre.webs.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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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. Mon-Fri, 10:30am-6pm; Sat, 8am-6pm. 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.

Carthage Golf Course 2000 Richard Webster Drive 417.237.7030 www.carthagegolfcourse.com Enjoy our beautiful 18-hole championship course! 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 www.civilwarranch.com Step out of today’s busy, fast-paced world and into the peaceful setting of the 71-acre Civil War Ranch on Civil War Road in Carthage, MO. The rustic Americana complex includes several barns, a courtyard, and pond. It hosts small children’s birthday 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 12-basket disc golf course is available to the novice and pro from dusk till dawn.

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Fair Acres Family YMCA 2600 Grand Avenue 417.358.1070 www.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, karate, wellness centers with treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical machines and free weights.

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


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

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. Ruby Jack Trail Oak Street and Old Highway 66 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. Municipal Park

Carl Lewton Rock Stadium 2000 Oak Street 417.237.7035 Carthage Municipal Pool 521 Robert Ellis Young Drive 417.237.7035 (Parks Department)


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 www.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. Star Lane Bowling 219 E. 3rd Street 417.358.2144 Featuring 14 lanes of bowling, a snack bar, and a classic game arcade, Star Lane Bowling provides hours of entertainment for all ages.

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Walnut Bottoms Walnut Bottoms is a hiking & biking trail that is currently 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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Carthage Saddle Club Arena 2000 Oak Street 417.358.9059


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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 www.cherryscustomframing.com

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Civil War Ranch 11838 Civil War Road 417.237.0771 www.civilwarranch.com Grand Avenue Bed & Breakfast 1615 Grand Avenue 417.358.7265 www.grand-avenue.com Kendrick Place 131 Northwood 417.358.5940


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Phelps House 1146 Grand Avenue 417.358.1776 www.phelpshouse.org

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre 796 S. Stone Lane 417.358.9665 www.stonesthrowdinnertheatre.webs.com Ulmer’s Community Room 1208 S. Garrison Avenue 417.358.2222 The White Rose Winery, Restaurant, and Bed & Breakfast 13001 Journey Road 417.359.9253 www.whiterosewinery.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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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. 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 stone. 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.

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First Methodist Church 617 Main – 1925/1974 The front portion of the church burned down in 1973 and was replaced by a noncontributing 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 – 1903 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.


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 marble 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 marble. 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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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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Turn left onto Grand Avenue Former Skelly Gas Station 1100 Grand Newly 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 marble. Mr. Joe Prather designed both the Platt and Leggett homes.

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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 marble. 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


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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Ludowici clay tile in 2010. It has a 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 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.

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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Lundy House 1213 Grand – 1895 A prime example of it style, the two-story Eastlake home by Richard Lundy, city official. This style features irregular floor plans, gabled roofs and structural details decorated with spindle work resembling that on Eastlake furniture. There is a belt of shingles between the first and second floors. The front porch displays are characteristic with turned post balusters and a cutwork frieze. 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 jig-sawn 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.

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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.


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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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.

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 since 1989, this home 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) onto Main.

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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. 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.

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Irwin House 1327 S. Main – 1897 Tiki 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.


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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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.

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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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. 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 marble veneer. Smooth stone quoins can be detected around the first floor windows and doors.

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“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


Turn left to Macon A.W. St. John Home 204 West 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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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.

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 onto 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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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. 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 West Chestnut – 1885 It is believed that this twostory house was built by Alfred Colwell. It is presently sided with wood shingles.

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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.


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 marble. 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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Turn right on Main

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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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. 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

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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.


Continue right onto Garrison Carthage Public Library 612 S. Garrison – 1895 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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Ground House 1128 S. Garrison – 1897 This lovely Queen Anne home was also built by Mr. Ground, who had extensive mining interest. The Ground family originally owned land which covered the entire block. Markers reading “Ground” at the block corners on Garrison are still intact.

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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