Should historic homes be demolished to accommodate the growth of Columbia? As Columbia grows, it will face more and more such questions, just as it has in the past. The Missouri Theatre, built in 1928, displaced the home that was once there. Now, there are four homes built from 1900-1915 that will probably be demolished to accommodate the…
Month: December 2010
Missouri Theatre: A history of volunteerism
Here’s an article about the Missouri Theatre that outlines how many buildings are saved: through the efforts of volunteers. Missouri Theatre, built in 1928, could have ended up like so many of the beautiful movie palaces, divided into tiny little screening rooms. But volunteers and others worked to save the theatre in its glorious original…
See Boone County “poor farm”
No need to leave go outside to see this historic home at 1601 Stoney Brook Drive. Reputed to be the oldest home in Boone County, it started out as Boone County’s “poor farm,” a place for the sick or indigent. You can see this historic home here on OldHouses.com, a site dedicated to “celebrating the glory of historic…
Rent a historic home?
Want to try living in a historic home before you buy? Here’s a historic home on Broadway, west of West Boulevard that’s up for sublease. Even if you don’t want to rent the house, real estate and rental ads are a nice way to peek inside some of the magnificent historic homes in Columbia. http://www.sublet.com/spider/supplydetails.asp?supplyid=1593694&source=10577
A nude calendar in Columbia’s future?
Every day it seems Columbia faces yet another historic building that is seeking financial support — the Missouri Theatre, the Blind Boone home and perhaps, one day the Annie Fisher home. But in Rapid City, South Dakota, they’ve taken action and taken off their clothing for historic buildings. Twelve business men have posed nude for…
Heibel-March Building at 900-902 Range Line faces opportunity
Built in 1927, the Heibel-March Building now faces a possible new life as the headquarters for Legacy Construction. The building was named to Columbia’s Notable Properties list in 2005. Below is a newspaper article that outlines the current possibility for the building. Dec. 8, 2010, Historic Preservation Commission endorses Heibel-March purchase, Columbia Daily Tribune. Dec….
Home at the Guitar Mansion at 2815 Oakland Gravel Road
Guitar Mansion at 2815 Oakland Gravel Road will once again be a home. Purchased in October by Elena Vega, in December 2010, the Columbia Missourian published an article on her plans to return the 1860s home to a private residence. It had been operated as a bed and breakfast as well as an event venue….