Columbia Historic Homes

Revealing the secrets inside the historic buildings of Columbia, Missouri

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

See history yourself and save a historic road

On Sunday, May 2 p.m., a public forum on a stretch of the historic road, the Boone’s Lick, will take place. The meeting will be in the Midway Locust Grove … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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