New preservation group to meet June 18

A group of 19 people met to explore setting up a new group devoted to saving historic structures and the history of Columbia, Missouri.

Another meeting to continue the discussion will be held at 2 p.m. on June 18 in the Columbia Public Library’s Friends Room. The meeting is open to the public.

The group will explore will the mission of the group, what gaps exist in Columbia in preservation groups and what this group should pursue. A possible name for the group will be discussed.

At the first meeting held at 1 p.m. on May 7 in the J.W. “Blind” Boone House, the following ideas were discussed:

— Developing a central repository of Columbia’s history

— Creation of an activist group to stop demolitions, especially in view of the eight buildings to be destroyed by MU

— A group to develop and conduct historic tours of Columbia

Here are the notes taken:

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie Sheals says:

    Hello! My vote for a name is “Friends of Historic COMO.” the word preservation can be in the tagline or mission statement.

    1. diannaobrien says:

      Deb, the only downside on CoMo a google of CoMo connects you to a lake in Minnesota. I’ll put a survey up tomorrow with as many names as I can conjure up!

      1. Dennis says:

        I lived by Lake Como in St. Paul. It has well kept old homes.

      2. diannaobrien says:

        Thanks for the comment. Do you know whether Lake Como in St. Paul has a preservation group or laws to ensure demolitions are kept to a minimum?

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