121 N. West Boulevard – Arch McHarg Log Cabin, not McCard as previously reported

Media coverage:

  • June 6, 2015 — Famed Columbia “gingerbread house” on the market again — The house at 121 West Blvd. North is for sale again. Columbia Daily Tribune.
  • June 2013 — The Hansel and Gretel House — There’s more to this home at 121 West Blvd. North than meets the eye. This Missouri Life article by Dianna Borsi O’Brien corrects previously published reports about the name of the owner Arch McHarg and adds information on one of the former owners of the home, Nadine Coleman.
  • Oct. 10, 2012 — Home sweet home: Cottage open to the pubic for the first time in its 100-year history — This article outlines the conversion by Kristin Bourgeois and husband Adam Kaiser of 121 N. West Blvd., from a residential house to a rental cottage. Columbia Missourian.
  • Dec. 2010 — The Arch and Blanche McHarg house at Ash Street and West Boulevard is up for sale. Originally a two-room log cabin, it was built in 1911 and added onto later. It has been owned by Herb and Betty Brown since 1956, and now both have died.
  • Dec. 2, 2010 — Lifesize gingerbread house for sale, ConnectMidMissouri.com/KRCG. http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=549106
  • An article in the June/July 2006 issue of Columbia Home & Lifestyle, written by Jim Muench with photos by Tom Schmidt, highlight the unusual features of this home at 121 West Blvd.
  • May 5, 2004 — Group recognizes local landmarks — Columbia Daily Tribune: Columbia Historic Preservation Commission recognizes 12 properties: Walter Williams home at 202 S. Glenwood, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House at 24 E. Stewart Road, The Heidman House at 709 Broadway, Thomas Hart Bento Elementary School at 1410 Hinkson Ave., Sally Flood house at 1620 Hinkson Ave., the house at 2 E. Stewart Road, the Keene School home at 4713 Brown Station Road, The Champlin House at 1312 W. Broadway, the Arch McHarg (not McCard as reported in this article), at 121 West Blvd., The Wabash Arms Building at 821 Walnut St.


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  1. LutherHarris says:

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    1. diannaobrien says:

      Luther Harris, thanks for the note. Please feel free to contact me. All the attribution, where I got my information, is in the article. Thanks for reading! Dianna O’Brien

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