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Working Downtown (Ward 1) - Neighborhood History Project

Created by Powers Museum on July 29th 2019, 12:17:20 pm.

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This tour features selected addresses in Ward 1 that illustrate the former service and industrial heritage of the downtown area. Many of the addresses featured (along with the remaining buildings surrounding the courthouse) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the Jasper County Courthouse Square District and citations to those nominations are cited as links in the Clio listings. Most of the buildings or sites featured in this tour were selected because they were locations of objects displayed (whether manufactured, sold and/or used at a particular location) in the Powers Museum's 2017 exhibit focusing on businesses and industries of Carthage. It was the intent of the original project to create a vehicle that could show those objects as they related to a physical location that current residents and tourists can view by walking or driving by today. The digital sites on this Clio app were originally created by a special grant project funded by the Missouri Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2017-18 as part of the Powers Museum's observation of Carthage's 175th anniversary. NOTE: Other addresses in the downtown area may be added in the future by volunteers. Contact the Powers Museum for further information.