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Royal Heights Apartments
2201-05 N. Florida Ave., Joplin, MO
This 1930 building was known as the Royal Heights Apartments until 1940.
Originally the south part of the building housed the Royal Heights movie
theater. That space became home of the Joplin Little Theater 1939 and
remained so until 1945. The theater had no heat or seats, so patrons had
dress accordingly to stay warm in the cool moths or sool in the heat of
summer, and bring their own chairs.
The R.H. Furniture and Upholstery Company was located on the main floor
from 1951 to 1967. The eight upstairs units have been known as Trading
Post Apartments since 1949, they have been remodeled into fewer units.
There were several small commercial spaces on the first floor.