“Monett’s Greatest Builder”

  • Maurice E. Gillioz constructed the new Century City Hall and Fire Station in 1929 – which is still in use today
  • One of Gillioz’s earliest projects was the construction of the three-story Masonic Temple on Fourth Street in 1922
  • Gillioz was responsible for constructing the Gillioz theaters in Monett and Springfield, and the Fox theater in Joplin

About Us

Our volunteer leadership has invested heavily in the revitalization of our historic district to restore the heart of the community and build on our history and our heritage.

Monett Main Street

We are a group of volunteers with a mission of transforming downtown Monett into a thriving district and a fun place to live, work, visit, play and invest.

Our Successes

Learn how Monett Main Street has worked to restore downtown as the heart of our community, preserving our heritage and our history.

Monett History

From the “Strawberry Capital of the Midwest” to a diverse manufacturing center and a regional hub for business and industry, Monett has come a long way from our railroad roots – but we continue to honor our unique heritage as we grow into a community of Pride & Progress.

Our Partners

Coming together across Barry and Lawrence Counties to support growth.

Contact Us

Questions? Reach out to see how you can get involved with Monett Main Street.


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