You can nominate a home for historic status: Deadline Nov. 1, 2011

You can nominate your home or a home you admire for consideration for Columbia’s Notable Properties designation.

The deadline is Nov. 1, 2011. Having sat in on Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission consideration of such nominations, the nomination itself need not be elaborate.

Nor does the designation hamper a home owner from doing as he or she wishes to the property. It will not tie a homeowner to making future changes or prohibit a homeowner from changing the home. You may also nominate someone else’s home.

Instead, it is an opportunity to highlight the historic homes in Columbia. Here’s a notice published in the Columbia Daily Tribune on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011:

The notice states:

“Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission is taking nominations for the city’s Most Notable Properties for 2012. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 1.

“Properties need to be at least 50 years old, within city limits and have architectural or historical characteristics that contribute to the city’s social and/or aesthetic resources, according to a news release. The properties can be endangered, derelict, recently restored or nicely maintained.

“Submission materials can be downloaded by using the link on the city of Columbia’s homepage at or by calling the Department of Planning and Development at (573) 874-7239.”

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