Historic Gryphon Building Turns 100

By 1913, the Inter-State Grocer Company had outgrown its complex on South Virginia Street and began plans for the construction of a much larger, more efficient edifice. The company officers chose a site just across the railroad tracks to the south where the former S.C. Henderson Wholesale Grocer Company had occupied a late nineteenth century building on South Main Street since circa 1902. Just two years later, in 1915, the result was the beautiful building we now call the Gryphon building.

Austin Bradley Law Firm moved into the historic Gryphon building at 10th and Main in 2015 just when it celebrated its 100th birthday. Not only is this building of historical significance but it is now in its fully glory with plush office suites and amazing downtown Joplin views.


Revitalizing Joplin’s Downtown


The past decade has seen a tremendous effort to beautify downtown Joplin. The main area completed is between 1st and 7th streets, but the wide Main Street sees the Gryphon as the cap to the undertaking. Downtown Joplin now boasts a lively art scene, First Friday Art Walk, Third Thursday Downtown Street Fair, boutiques and local restaurants. Those events stream down to the Gryphon where Sweet Caroline’s Sweet Shop and the Dining Car restaurant continue the fun for all ages. Live music on the back patio of the Gryphon building is the highlight of the summer and the tenants are hosts of chamber events and local Wine Share after hours networking events for local professionals.

Come visit us on the 3rd floor and enjoy a piece of history in a luxury office complex.