Columbia Historic Homes

Revealing the secrets inside the historic buildings of Columbia, Missouri

Things that go bump in the day and the night

Interested in what you can’t see? That’s what you’ll learn about at these free downtown historic walking tours, with the first one slated for July 31, 2014. Given by members … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fish, Eugene Field and a spring named Rollins

Got a damp spot in your yard? I do and I often wonder if it is a spring. Perhaps it’s a historic site. There’s a spring now marked in an … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The history behind The Blue Note building

Yes, you’ve heard right: Richard King is selling The Blue Note at 17 N. Ninth St. But this former “movie palace,” won’t be going the way of other movie venues … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s a park, it’s an airport, it’s a Stephens training location

All history can become hidden, but it is sometimes it seems especially true for women’s history. This Stephens College blog post article spotlights a sign that was discovered during a … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hear the historic piano of John William “Blind” Boone

Just the way a historic home can make the personality of a historic person come to life, so can the instrument of a long-gone musician. On June 12, 2014, the … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Historic homes + facts = amazing stories

I love historic homes because inside of them — inside every home — is a story. No need to add color, make anything up, each house offers a tale worth … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Skyscrapers, preservation and development

Can preservationists learn to love skyscrapers? Sure. Because it’s not the height, the location or how old a build is that matters — it’s quality and how the building will … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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