This tour features selected addresses located in Ward Five comprising of south-central and extreme southwestern portions of Carthage, Missouri.
The initial few 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 still interact with. Some additional locations to this tour have been added in 2019. This ward, unlike the other wards, has a very mixed industrial, residential and commercial make-up including additions added to the city in the 1870s-80s and continuing until the present.
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: Remaining addresses in this ward may be added in the future by museum volunteers. Contact the Powers Museum for further information.