Sacred Places

Sacred places include churches and cemeteries.

Media Coverage:

  • Sept. 6, 2016 — Service set in stone, Columbia Daily Tribune. Summary: A historical marker has been placed to highlight the graves of the local men who served in the 68th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry. This article recounts where and how they served. According to this article, 459 black men from Boone County, Missouri, served in the Union Army. The marker is in the Columbia Cemetery.
  • April 7, 2016 —Second Missionary Baptist Church reflects o 150 years of rich history, Vox magazine of the Columbia Missourian. Summary: History of the church at Fourth and Broadway.
  • April 2, 2014 — Historic properties celebrated at 15th annual Most Notable event — This article by Andrew Denney Outlines a few facts for each of the five properties named to the Most Notable properties list by Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission. The properties are: Fairview United Methodist Church at 1320 S. Fairview Road., Fairview Cemetery at Chapel Hill and Fairview Road, Francis Pike House at 1502 Anthony St., Bess and Dr. J.E. Thornton House at 905 S. Providence Road.
  • April 2, 2014 — Historic properties celebrated at 15th annual Most Notable event — Outlines a few facts for each of the five properties named to the Most Notable properties list by Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission. The properties are: Fairview United Methodist Church at 1320 S. Fairview Road., Fairview Cemetery at Chapel Hill and Fairview Road, Francis Pike House at 1502 Anthony St., Bess and Dr. J.E. Thornton House at 905 S. Providence Road.
  • Feb. 3, 2014 —  Lee Elementary amount sites honored as Notable Properties — Columbia Tribune. Five buildings named to the Notable Properties List by Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission. Those buildings are Fairview United Methodist Church, 1320 S. Fairview Road, Fairview Cemetery, Lee School, 1208 Locust St., Francis Pike House, 1502 Anthony, Bessie and Dr. J.E. Thornton House, 905 S. Providence.
  •  Jan. 31, 2014 — Lost history: Fairview Cemetery reflects buried history — Columbia Missourian. This article highlights the Fairview Cemetery, one of the five sites named to the 2014 Notable Properties List by the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission. The other sites include Fairview United Methodist Church, 1320 S. Fairview Road, Lee School, 1208 Locust St., Francis Pike House, 1502 Anthony, Bessie and Dr. J.E. Thornton House, 905 S. Providence.
  • Feb. 6, 2012 — Six properties to be honored by Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission — Columbia Missourian. Includes photographs for the 1928 Harry Satterlee Bill Tudor Revival home in the Grasslands, the 1929 Kappa Kappa Gamma (Sorority) House, Columbia College’s Missouri Hall, and the Columbia Telephone Company building which now houses CenturyLink.
  • Feb. 6, 2012 — Arrowhead Motel, Calvary Cemetery highlight ‘most notable’ places — Columbia Missourian. Highlights the history of two of the 2012 Notable Properties, Arrowhead Motel and Calvary Cemetery.
  • Feb. 7, 2012– Test your knowledge of Columbia’s notable properties — Columbia Missourian. Photos with test on the six properties named to the 2012 Notable Properties.
  • Feb. 3, 2010 — Bricks, graves given “most notable” status. Columbia Daily Tribune. Summary: Five properties named to most notable properties list. The properties are Stephens Stables, 203 Old Highway 63, 211 Bingham Road, Berry Building at Walnut and Orr Streets, Columbia’s brick streets, Jewell Cemetery and Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, 809 S. Providence Road.
  • 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.
  • June 18, 2003 — List honors historic sites in Columbia — An article that lists 10 most noteworthy buildings, including Municipal Power Plant, 1501 Business Loop, 70 E., Ann Hawkins Gentry Building, 1 S. Seventh St., Jefferson Junior High School, 713 Rogers St., Hamilton-Brown Shoe Factory, 1123 Wilkes Blvd., Guitar Building, 18 N. Eighth St., McKinney Building, 411 E. Broadway, Robert Wolken residence, 703 Westmount Ave., Switzler Hall on Francis Quadrangle, Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St., Fifth Street Christian Church, 401 N. Fifth St., Columbia Tribune. http://archive.columbiatribune.com/2003/jun/20030618news003.asp

Churches, chapels and cemeteries — sacred places — have been placed on both Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission’s Notable Properties List and the National Register of Historic Places.

30 E. Broadway, Columbia Cemetery, 1820. Named to the Notable Properties List in 2001 and the National Register on Feb. 1, 2007. Here is a link to the Columbia Cemetery website. It includes significant amounts of historic information.

101 N. Tenth St., First Christian Church. Named to the Notable Properties List in 2001 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 29, 1991.

123 S. Ninth St.,  Calvary Episcopal Church. Named to the Notable Properties List in 2003.

204 S. Ninth St., Missouri United Methodist Church. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 4, 1980.

401 N. Fifth St., Second Christian Church. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 4, 1980.

407 E. Broadway, Second Missionary Baptist Church, 1894. Named to the Notable Properties List in 2000 and the National Register on Sept. 4, 1980. Visit the church’s website here: Second Missionary Baptist Church

501 Park St., St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 4, 1980.

702 Wilkes Blvd., United Methodist Church. Named to the Notable Properties List in 2009.

1115 Locust St., Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Named to the Notable Properties List in 2008.

1217 W. Business Loop 70, Calvary Cemetery.

1306 E. Walnut St., Firestone-Baar Chapel, dedicated in 1957. Named to the Notable Properties List in 2002.

1320 Fairview United Methodist Church, as of 2014, houses Countryside Nursery School.

Fairview Cemetery. Named to the Notable Properties List in 2014.

Here is a googlemap to the churches and chapels.

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