(Joplin, MO) – The Downtown Joplin Alliance (DJA) is excited to announce the inaugural Downtown Lofts Tour, a ticketed fundraiser to be held on May 6, 2023, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. This tour will give participants a glimpse of what it’s like to live downtown by showcasing historic properties available to rent or buy in the downtown area.
This open house–style tour will take you into some of downtown’s most fascinating properties, including some units that will be fully furnished and occupied and others that will still be in process of renovation. Expect to even see a few properties where restoration has not yet begun — true diamonds in the rough that few get a chance to see!
The final lineup of buildings will be unveiled as the tour draws closer, but participants will be able to visit the Olivia Apartments, the Muir Building, the Independent Building, the Frisco Station Lofts, the Holcroft Building, and the Pennington Lofts, among others.
Tickets are $25 per person, and tickets will grant entry to all properties on the tour, as well as a guidebook. Purchase tickets here.
Separate tickets are also available for the VIP Twilight Rooftop Reception, to be held on the roof of the historic Columbian Building at 418 S Main St from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Live music from Andrew Pommert, signature cocktails, and catered snacks will be provided, as well as stunning views of downtown Joplin. Tickets are $75 each and limited in quantity (Loft Tour tickets must be purchased separately).
This is a rain or shine event — no refunds will be given, though there is a backup location for the Rooftop Reception in case of poor weather. All proceeds will benefit Downtown Joplin Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the revitalization of our historic downtown district.
Ivy Hagedorn, Programming & Marketing Director of Downtown Joplin Alliance, states, “Downtown Joplin is undergoing a sea change in our housing opportunities. So many of our grand old buildings have in the process of being restored to their original glory, but also adapted as apartments, lofts, and condos for residential dwelling. This Downtown Lofts Tour is a rare opportunity for the community to see these spaces in all stages of development. You’ll be able to tour finished lofts, ones undergoing construction, and even a few that are rough and waiting for work to begin.”
Ivy Hagedorn, Programming & Marketing Director
Downtown Joplin Alliance