A fresh update of 121 N. West Blvd.

Whether you call it the Fairy Tale House, the Hobbit House or the Hansel and Gretel House, you’ll love this article about the house and Jessie Yankee, who is one of the owners of 121 N. West Blvd. An article in CoMo Magazine’s January issue with stunning photographs gives you a peek inside of the…

Peek inside 601 S. Greenwood

Do you go to estate sales just to see the historic homes? Oh, that’s just me? I don’t think so! Here’s your chance to see the inside of 601 S. Greenwood in Columbia. According to Trulia, it was built in 1909 and has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. CoMo Estate Sales is advertising a sale…

Fairy Tale/Hansel and Gretel House for sale

The house at 121 West Boulevard North is up for sale. It features a log cabin inside and while it looks tiny, it’s not. Listed at $140,000, the house is packed inside with three bedrooms, two baths, a dining room and more. But don’t look at the pictures on the realtor.com site. These photos don’t show the…

Meeting Saturday: Saving my father’s bookcase

On Saturday, April 6, you’re invited to help write Columbia’s action plan for historic preservation at a meeting from 10 – 11:45 a.m. It will be held in the historic J.W. “Blind” Boone House at 10 N. Fourth Street. Free coffee and snacks will start the event at 9:45 a.m. It’s a chance to be heard…

An exhibit, the Boone home and black history events

I love the Beatles. It’s hard for me to believe that it might be possible someday for people to not know the names of John, Paul, Ringo and George. But that could happen and that’s what might have happened to the musician J.W. “Blind” Boone  (1864-1927) if the residents of Columbia and the city hadn’t…

Romance, mistakes and hidden history

Watch out guys! If you think getting your beloved flowers is going to cut it after this, you might be mistaken. The house at 206 Bingham Road is going to put you to shame. Built in 1928, the Tudor Revival features the intertwined initials of architect Harry Satterlee Bill and his wife Florence Harrison Bill….

Sears homes remain

The verdict is in: Sears is closing its stores and declaring bankruptcy. But Sears homes — and more importantly the legacy of kit homes made famous by Sears will live on. Sears wasn’t the only firm that offered kit homes, but the term Sears home for kit homes has become widespread. Do you own or…

Jefferson City home tour Sunday, Sept. 23

Here’s a nearby opportunity in Jefferson City to see inside some historic homes. This historic homes tour will be 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Tickets are $15 the day of the event and can be purchased at the Historic City of Jefferson City tent at 1122 Moreau Drive, Jefferson City. (Note: Only cash…

A 1994 view of East Campus

On Monday, Columbia City Council OK’d the creation of a new East Campus neighborhood association. But on this website, I like to look into the past. Here’s a report from February 1994 that will let you take a peek at the past in the East Campus area. The document includes a 1931 map of the…

503 Westwood Avenue

So what’s a historic home? Does a 1950 home in a historic neighborhood count? I’d say so. When I saw that the house at 503 Westwood Ave. was up for sale, I knew I had to take a peek. Here’s your chance to do the same via the House of Broker’s site. Note, I don’t…