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…

See inside 315 N. Tenth St., a 1882 Italianate historic home

Everyone loves to take a peek inside someone’s house. Here’s your opportunity to take a look inside an 1882 Italianate-style home in Columbia, Missouri. This house at 315 N. Tenth St., was once the home of Samuel H. and Isabel Smith Elkins. Today, it houses Village Glass works. That’s why you can get this online peek…

Arch McCard cabin at 121 West Blvd.

Here’s a link to a Nov. 28, 2010 article in the Columbia Daily Tribune outlining the history of this house, which started as a two-room cabin. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/nov/28/west-boulevard-gingerbread-house-for-sale/ But if you’d like to see inside as well, you can go to this link on the House of Brokers site. http://www.houseofbrokers.com/listings/detail.php?lid=60280602&limit=0&offset=0&aid=006200047&oid=006200001&temp=1&aname=Betty+Tice&aimg=1&chome=1&agent_hasfeat=7&&posc=2&post=4&cfq=radarea%3D3%26startnewsearch%3D1%26aid%3D006200047%26oid%3D006200001%26temp%3D1%26aname%3DBetty%2BTice%26aimg%3D1%26chome%3D1%26agent_hasfeat%3D7%26searchtypesent%3D5%26radarea%3D3%26address%3Dwest%2Bblvd%26state%3D29%26b.x%3D48%26b.y%3D6%26SRSearchDate%3D1290972632%26SRRecordCount%3D4%26SRPage%3D1%26SRPageCount%3D1%26SRPageLinks%3D6

For Sale: 1911 Log Cabin at 121 West Blvd.

The house at 121 West Boulevard is for sale, but many people don’t realize there’s a log cabin inside. The house is listed by House of Brokers and you can see all the details here and see pictures of the inside and the outside of the house here. The house is listed for $175,000. But…

Nominate A Building

It is your turn to decide what building, home or area should be on the Most Notable Properties list of the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission. Nominations are being taken for selection for the list. Here’s a link to more information and the nomination form. Nominations are due by Oct. 1, 2010. The gala event announcing the winners will…

Keiser Avenue? Today it is Wilson Avenue

Historic homes can tell us more than just about buildings and architecture. Sometimes they can tell us about our culture and our past fears.  Today, anti-immigration sentiment against Mexicans is making the news, but in the past, Germans bore the brunt of such negative feelings. The Walter and Helen Guthrie Miller home is at 1516 Wilson Avenue, built circa…

Spanish Influence – Vessell Home – 2 East Stewart Road

It can be easy to forget history, but historic homes serve as wonderful reminders. That’s the theme of the article, “Historic Home: A Slice of Spain,” published in the April/May 2006 Columbia Home & Lifestyle magazine written by Jim Muench. The home at 2 E. Stewart Road looks like something that could be found in Spain…

Greenwood Heights – built by slaves

Historic homes can be our touchstones to history, some of which we like to recall and some we’d like to forget. Greenwood Manor or Greenwood Heights at 3005 Mexico Gravel Road was built by slaves owned by Walter Raleigh Lenoir of Lenoir, North Carolina. That city was named for Lenoir’s father, who fought in the…