Frederick H. Rogers Home considered for historic designation

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A Joplin home gets preliminary approval to be recognized as a local landmark.

The Frederick H. Rogers Home is being considered by members of the city council for the title. It was built in 1905 by prominent Joplin architect Austin Allen and housed a number of noteworthy residents including William Landreth who helping develop Landreth Park and the Joplin Family Y.

The city council has given the historic designation first round approval and will take one more vote before the landmark status would become official. If approved, it would be the first historic structure recognized in the North Heights neighborhood.

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