17 N. Ninth Street – Varsity Theater/The Blue Note, 1927

Built in 1927, The Blue Note at 17 N. Ninth Street began life as the Varsity Theater.

In 1998, it became the first commercial building named to the Most Notable Properties List by the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission.

The Blue Note is a thriving live music venue in an old historic theatre.

It is the only theatre in the North Ninth Street Historic District with both interior and exterior integrity according to historic documents. It was included in the North Ninth Street Historic District Jan. 21, 2004. It is Renaissance Revival style theatre style, per the Downtown Columbia Historic District NRHP form, http://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/06000990.pdf.

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