Tour Sacred Historic Spots

If you love historic homes, you probably love history of all kinds and what could be more historic than where we nurture our hearts and souls? That is why I’m posting about the Saturday tours on Oct. 12 and Oct. 19 of Columbia places of worship, offered by Columbia Faith and Values, a nonprofit news organization….

May 5 concert gives history buffs a two-fer experience

On May 5, 2012, history buffs will be given a two-fold historic opportunity, according to this article by Bill Clark in the Columbia Daily Tribune. A three-hour concert (!) will be held in the Second Baptist Church at 407 E. Broadway, to benefit the renovation of the John William “Blind” Boone home, which is within…

10 N. Fourth Street – Concert of J.W. “Blind” Boone

10 N. Fourth St., is a historic home, once the home of J.W. “Blind” Boone, a blind, black pianist who against all odds was a nationally known musician. He lived from 1864-1927. His home is slated to become a museum. According a notice on the blog of University Avenue Bed & Breakfast at 1315 University…

National Register Listings

Columbia has 19 properties listed on National Historic Register and on the Columbia Notable Properties list. For example, the David Guitar House, also known as Confederate Hill, is on the list. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources web site also has detailed information for many of these properties. The properties on Columbia’s Notable Properties List and on the National…