More MU demolition announced

According to this Columbia Daily Tribune article, MU added three more buildings to its list of buildings to be demolished. Here’s a link to the June 16, 2022 article. Note the list includes five buildings older than 100 years. Two of the buildings are notable for women’s history. One of the buildings is part of…

609 Westmount media reports

The house at 609 Westmount is set to be demolished — and the bad news is there is currently no way to prevent this. A group of people is meeting to explore starting an organization to save Columbia’s history. If you’re interested, the meeting is open to the public and will be meeting at 2…

Respond to MU’s demolition plans

Interested in letting MU know how you feel about the demolition of eight buildings on campus? Here’s information about how you can have your say. The Univesity of Missouri has announced plans to demolish eight buildings, including several which are historic. The buildings are Parker Hall, Noyes Hall, Old Student Health Building, Columbia Professional Building,…

You can make a difference

Volunteers needed to save parts of buildings scheduled for demolition. Work day set for Saturday, June 17. Contact Pat Fowler at fowlerpatj@gmail.com

Why not nominate your home for Notable Properties designation?

Worried about restrictions? Think your home isn’t grand enough? Fearful of extra taxes? Shrinking from publicity? Fear not. If these are reasons you are avoiding or someone you know is putting off nominating a property to the Columbia’s Notable Properties list, that’s balderdash. Modest homes like a Cape Cod at 1252 Sunset Drive has been named…

Learn and snag some history

Looking for something unique? Want to learn how to fix up your home? Both of those two possibilities will be on tap from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11 at the city’s storage barn in Rock Quarry Park at 2002 Grindstone Parkway. Members of the Columbia Historic Preservation…

Got ideas? Hall Theatre hits 100, faces uncertain future

History, like aging, isn’t for sissies. As this Aug. 28-29, 2016 article outlines, the Hall Theatre is facing an uncertain future as it hits 100. One man, Don Mueller, wants to do something about it. Now, the 1916 theatre is vacant. Owned by a Stan Kroenke firm, TKG Hall Theatre LLC, it has been vacant…

Ninth and Elm streets until 1969, Columbia Commercial Club

If you thought the destruction of the old Shakespeare’s Pizza at Ninth and Elm the fall of 2015 was a tragedy, it wasn’t the first one at that intersection. This article by Sarah Everett published in the Columbia Business Time on July 27, 2016 shows the a brick building with a columned portico that once…