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…

Events: Two ways to save history

— The Columbia’s governmental Historic Preservation Commission meeting has rescheduled its usual first Tuesday of the month meeting to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. It will be in Conference Room 1B. This organization is part of city government and reviews — but cannot stop — demolitions and manages the city’s Notable Properties program…

Meeting May 7 on preserving Columbia history

Interested in finding ways to preserve Columbia’s history? There will be a meeting to gauge interest in starting some kind of group or brigade of folks interested in Columbia’s history, The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 in the J.W. “Blind” Boone House. Your interest might be in helping create…

May 7, 2022 — Meeting to preserve Columbia’s history

We’re going to hold a meeting to explore the possibility an organization or group gathering designed to focus on Columbia’s history. Can’t attend? No problem, just drop your ideas and suggestions in the comments! What: The meeting will be at 1 p.m. on May 7 in the J.W. Blind Boone House. Why? There is no…

A new element coming to CoMoHistoricPlaces

This week, a new kind of information will be showcased on CoMoHistoricPlaces. The site will feature soon a Spotlight package on Dryer’s Shoe Store with a timeline, photographs, text and a video. These features are a result of a partnership between MU’s School of Journalism class News Content Creation (J4180) and CoMoHistoricPlaces.com Working in a…

Vote – map or list?

History friends, would you rather see a list of historic properties in Columbia or see them on a map? Vote below. Take a peek at a map created by the City of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission via this link: https://gocolumbiamo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=94cb16f1ef6b48adbb89c642d023619e&fbclid=IwAR1aEM0EWHzueD0bSq9WK2ASq5x9_4Is0HEKMke8BFHBH49IW9bHB1SpNyg You can find an in-progress list of places on the Places page of CoMoHistoricPlaces.com.

History of Columbia — You can help!

This website aspires to grow into a door into the history of Columbia, Missouri. Why? Currently, Columbia has no single entry point to find Columbia’s history. This site is designed to become that portal into the history of Columbia and its places, people and events. Want to join me? I’d love that! The site needs…

October launch of Bicentennial campaign

Put on your thinking cap and get ready to do your part toward making art to celebrate Columbia’s bicentennial. In October, the city’s bicentennial task force is going to launch a “One Word Project.” It will involve asking city residents to describe the Columbia in one word and those words will be put together to…