1315 University Avenue – home now a bed and breakfast

April 29, 2017 — East Campus Bed & Breakfast, Columbia Daily Tribune. Summary: The home at 1315 University Ave., is again a bed and breakfast. This article outlines a grand opening. Joy Piazza is operating the bed and breakfast.

It had operated as the University Avenue Bed and Breakfast for 21 years prior to closing in December 2016.

This December 1995 National Register of Historic Places document offers this history and description:

“1315 University Avenue, ca. 1926; the Harry B. Roth house. A large two story Craftsman style house with brick-over-ceramic block walls, a concrete foundation and a hip roof, in excellent condition. This building now houses the area’s first bed and breakfast; it underwent extensive rehabilitation in late 1994, and exhibits a high level of integrity inside and out. The front of the house is relatively flat; a gabled brick entry with tapered buttresses of brick extends a few feet out from the front wall and contains a wide Craftsman style door and sidelights which are topped by a shallow arch. A simple open concrete terrace with short brick posts runs the width of the facade. There is a wide gable-roofed dormer centered in the front of the roof, and a small side balcony near the chimney on the west side of the house. The front door and windows are original, and there have been only minor changes to the exterior of the building. A new wooden wheelchair ramp now leads to the front terrace, and a large wooden deck has been built onto the back of the house. There are no outbuildings.”

According to previous reporting, the home at 1315 University Avenue was once the McMurray Home. It was named to Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission’s Notable Properties List in 2005.

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