Tips on making the past present

It is so easy for the past to slip away, a building gets a new tenant, a new use or a new name and bingo! The past is gone. But in Cape Girardeau, Lindsey Lotz, a Southeast Missouri State University, has created posters to bring history into the present for  four downtown buildings.

The buildings Lotz picked to highlight include the one at 19 N. Spanish. It used to house an A&P grocery, which was part of the country’s first supermarket chain. The article notes that Lotz’s project drew together four different organizations to help her create the posters.

The posters will be up through May 31 and feature these locations: 20 Broadway, 120 Broadway, 19 N. Spanish St. and 7-19 Spanish St., which will take you on a stroll past the home of the founder of Cape Girardeau, a city 3 1/2 hours from Columbia, Missouri.

The project is part of celebration of National Historic Preservation Month.

Read the article about the Lotz and her work here.


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