Media coverage:

  • May 12, 2015 — Ceremony honors notable historic properties, preservationists. Columbia Daily Tribune.
  • March 13, 2013 – Buyer plans to start with basic fixes – Nakhle Asmar, who recently purchased the 1837 Niedermeyer, outlines his plans to update and repair the Niedermeyer. Columbia Daily Tribune.
  • Feb. 5, 2013 — Columbia’s 2013 Most Notable Properties — Properties named to Columbia Most Notable Properties list, including the Niedermeyer Apartments at 920 Cherry St. Columbia Missourian.
  • Feb. 7 2008 — Honoring historic places — Columbia Tribune. Summary: Columbia Historic Commission names Notable Properties including The Belvedere at 206 Hit St., the Beverly at 211 Hitt St., 211 Westwood Ave., 214 St. Joseph St., 509 Thilly, 511 Westwood, Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 1115 Locust St., 2007 S. Country Club Drive, 2011 N. country Club Drive, 1601 Stoney Brook Place.

As of May, 12, 2015, there were four apartment buildings on Columbia’s Notable Properties List.

The Niedermeyer Apartment building was almost lost to demolition. In the fall of 2012, Collegiate Housing Partners announced plans to demolish the building and build a new, high-rise apartment building.

But petitions were gathered and in the spring of 2013, the media announced that Nakhle Asmar, a University of Missouri math professor, had reached an agreement to buy and renovate the 30-apartment, 1837 building.



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