1601 Stoney Brook Place

Accuracy counts, even in small things. I am a journalist and recently learned the correct address for the home at 1601 Stoney Brook Place. Other accounts listed the house at 1601 Stoney Brook Ave., Drive and other designation. So why update it? Because the purpose of this website is to provide accurate information on historic…

610 W. Broadway correction

Sometimes even journalists like myself get it wrong. That’s when a correction is in order, even when it is a mistake easily corrected such as on a website. A page on my site gave the incorrect name for the owners of this 1917 house at 610 W. Broadway, which was named to the Columbia Most Notable…

See the 2011 Historic Properties

Here’s a link to a PowerPoint with photographs of this year’s Most Notable Properties. Each year, the City of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission names several properties to its Most Notable Properties List. The purpose of the list is to acknowledge Columbia’s outstanding historic features. This year five properties were named to the list: 901 E….

See history, view 2011 Most Notable Properties

The quote from Brian Treece in the Feb. 15, 2011 article on the five properties named to the Most Notable Properties list sums up the importance of the list: “History is all around us, and sometimes we forget that.” The article includes photographs, a slide show and a map. A free, open to the public…

Previous Annual Most Notable Properties

Here’s a review of past years’ Most Notable Properties named by Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission. An event presenting this year’s properties was postponed from Feb. 1 until Feb. 16, due to the blizzard, but you can review past lists via these links. http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2010/02/02/seven-properties-town-named-most-notable-year/ http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/TCC/Video/Archive/video.php?video=145 http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/TCC/Video/Archive/video.php?video=87  

Historic Gala Postponed to Feb. 16, 2011

A new date, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 has been set for the Most Notable Properties gala, an annual event by the City of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission. The gala will be held the Daniel Boone Regional Library Friends Room. This Columbia, Missouri, event is when the Historic Preservation Commission announces and gives a presentation on…

Public invited to Feb. 1, 2011 Notable Property Gala

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 is the date set for the annual Most Notable Property Gala. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Historic Daniel Boone Building (City Hall) at 701 E. Broadway, with a presentation at 7 p.m. (This will be an excellent opportunity to see the…

Brick Streets – History under our feet

Sometimes history is truly right under our feet. That’s the case with Columbia’s brick streets, named to the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission’s list of Most Notable Historic Properties in 2010. From 1909 to 1915, many of Columbia’s streets were paved using bricks.  Today, many of these streets have been covered by asphalt or concrete, but a few brick…