10 historic places highlighted

It’s time for nominations for the city’s Most Notable Properties list and this article in the July 5, 2022 Columbia Missourian. The article highlights 10 properties already on the list. So what is the Most Notable Property list? Any property 50 years or older, with in the city’s corporate limits with architectural or historic features…

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…

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…

Civil War to today reflected in Second Missionary Baptist Church

A historic building helps society recall its history, as demonstrated by this magazine article on the 150-year-history of Second Missionary Baptist Church, now at Fourth and Broadway. Why say it is now at Fourth and Broadway? At one time, Fourth Street was called River Street for the Flat Branch waterway that now runs under Fourth…