Get a Peek at History, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010

From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, the Guitar Mansion, also known as Confederate Hill, will be available for viewing.

Built in about 1862, the house at 2815 Oakland Gravel Road will be auctioned off on October 18, 2010.

Today, the home is nestled among other housing areas, yet, the landscaping makes the house feel elegantly secluded.

The house has been vacant for some time, but it has been well cared for. Once slated to become a bed and breakfast, the house has a commercial grade kitchen and amazingly has retained much of the historic features.

The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. Read this government document to learn more about this historic home.

View this document to see pictures of the home and to gain more information about the auction. Oct 18 Absolute Auctions.

For more information, contact Julianne Ramsey at 573-239-0183 .

Columbia’s history – a new book by Warren Dalton, “Between the Columns”

Sometimes you can see into the past — especially through books.

Warren Dalton is putting out a new book called “Between the Columns.” The deadline for ordering it is Sept. 30, 2011. It can be ordered through the Columbia Daily Tribune’s website here.

His previous book, “Historic Downtown Columbia,” featured information on the downtown area. This book, according to publicity materials, is 304 pages and features historic photographs creating a “rich and robust stroll through local history by an enthusiastic storyteller.”

The book is a collection of Dalton’s columns that were published in the Columbia Tribune from August 6, 2006 through August 1, 2010.