Here’s an article about the Missouri Theatre that outlines how many buildings are saved: through the efforts of volunteers.
Missouri Theatre, built in 1928, could have ended up like so many of the beautiful movie palaces, divided into tiny little screening rooms. But volunteers and others worked to save the theatre in its glorious original state. The theatre is now facing financial troubles and crushing debt, but still, volunteers like Marge Berchek continue to work to save it. The building was named to the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission’s Most Notable Properties in 2000.
Click here to read the entire article by Keija K. Parssinen published on Dec. 10, 2010 in the Columbia Business times.