Commercial Buildings

Media coverage:

  • March 28, 2017 — Old Coca-Cola plant, former Varsity Theatre take Cornerstones honors, Columbia Missourian. A new program called Cornerstones of Columbia is being launched by Brent Gardner. The first two buildings to be honored are 17 N. Ninth St., which now houses The Blue Note, and 10 Hitt St., which now houses Ragtag Cinema, Uprise Bakery and Hitt Records.
  • Nov. 10, 2016 — Board of Adjustment OKs repurposing Koonse Glass building, Columbia Missourian. Summary: The building at 300 N. Tenth St. (Park Avenue and Tenth Street), was given a variance on set-back requirements for the creation of a new entrance. The building is now owned by John Ott and managed by his firm Alley A. It formerly housed Koonse Glass, a company founded in 1967, according to this article in the Columbia Business Times. Note: Koonse Glass has moved to a new location. Here’s a link to Koonse Glass‘ new company website.
  • Oct. 8, 2016 — Root Cellar grocery relocating to old Koonse Glass building, Columbia Missourian. Summary: Grocery owned by Jake and Chelsea Davis will move to 300 N. Tenth St., building the fall of 2016. The article states, “The Davis’ chose the new location, once a feed and seed store, partly because of its history and their interest in historic preservation. The couple plans to use the larger space to host gardening and cooking classes and store more goods on site.”
  • May 13, 2016 — Developer plans restaurant space at former Koonse Glass building, Columbia Tribune. Summary: John Ott plans to turn the building at 300 N. Tenth St., formerly occupied by Koonse Glass into a building with a cafe, art gallery or retail space.
  • See more Media Coverage of Commercial Buildings, here Commercial Buildings Media Coverage

LIST OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS WITH HISTORIC IMPORTANCE

  • 17 and 19 N. Fifth St. These are the last remaining buildings of the Sharp End historic district. These buildings housed in 2017 Tony’s Pizza Palace and for a time Ugly Mugg, which has since closed.
  • 17 N. Ninth St., formerly the Varsity Theatre, now The Blue Note.
  • 23 S. Eighth St., Tiger Hotel, built 1928.
  • 28 N. Eighth St., Guitar Building, named to Columbia’s Most Notable Properties in 2003.
  • 102 S. Ninth St., formerly the Hall Theatre Building, in early 2013 vacant, once occupied by the Panera Bread Co.
  • 110 S. Ninth St. — Booche’s, circa 1925. Named to Columbia’s 2013 Most Notable Properties, read more here Commission to honor city’s notable properties: Six buildings to be recognized.
  • 111 S. Ninth St. 1911. The Virginia Building, now houses retail stores. Named to both the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic Preservation Commission Notable Properties List in 2002.
  • 203 S. Ninth St. 1928, the Missouri Theatre, now called the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.
  • 206 Hitt St., 1927. Belvedere Apartments. Spanish Eclectic style.
  • 211 Hitt St., 1927. Beverly Apartments. Classical Revival style multi-family residence.
  • 300 N. Tenth St., former housed Koonse Glass, as of 2016 owned by John Ott. Media coverage indicates Root Cellar, a grocery, will move into the building as of fall of 2016.
  • 315 N. Eighth St.
  • 315 N. Tenth St. 1882, formerly the Samuel H. and Isabel Smith Elkins Home, this Italianate style home now houses Village Glass works.
  • 407 S. Sixth Street, built 1927, Missouri State Teachers Association, named to the National Register of Historic Places, 1980. It is built in the Jacobethan Revival style.
  • 411-413 E. Broadway, McKinney Building.
  • 625 Cherry St., Columbia Telephone Building. Learn more about this building here: 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.
  • 800 E. Broadway, Miller Shoe Store, Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 as a part of the Eighth and Broadway Historic District. The building contains elements of the Beaux Arts style.
  • 802 Locust St. 1920s. Now houses the Missouri Press Association. It was built during the same period as the Missouri Theatre.
  • 812 E. Broadway. Not on the list of Columbia’s Notable Properties, but has historic prismatic light lens on the front of the building. This article in Missouri Resources Fall 2011 outlines the importance of these lenses. (Article used with permission.)
  • 821 E. Walnut St. 1902. The Wabash Arms Building, now houses Bleu restaurant while the upper floors are the Village Square Apartments. Built as the Athens Hotel, it was later named “The Columbian,” and “Ben Bolt” Hotel. It was named to the Notable Properties List in 2004, as noted in a May 5, 2004 article in the Columbia Daily Tribune.
  • 823-823 E. Broadway, prior to 1883. Now My Secret Garden, a florist, previously occupied by Tucker’s Jewelry, which has since moved.
  • 901 E. Broadway, Haden Building, 1921. On the site of the first Haden Opera House, which burned, Commerce Bank renovated the building in 2009. It was named to the Most Notable Properties List in 2011, per this Feb. 15, 2011 Columbia Missourian article.
  • 903 E. Ash St. Patrick Eng, Matthew Woods and Scott Orr Law Offices, once housed the Columbia Taxi Cab.
  • 901 N. Range Line St., now houses the St. Francis House.
  • 900-902 N. Range Line St., 1927. Formerly the Heibel-March Drug Store.
  • 1020 E. Broadway, 1892, Stephens Publishing. Once housed the Columbia Herald, one of the city’s first newspapers.
  • 1025 E. Walnut (Walnut & Orr Streets). 1924. The Berry Building, has been recently restored and now houses Wilson’s Fitness Center, and includes luxury apartments and retail space available. Named to Columbia’s Most Notable Properties List 2010. Take a peek at before and after photos, with details of the $3.4 million project, on the Huebert Builders Inc. website. 
  • 1104 E. Broadway, built 1927, Central Dairy Building, now Downtown Appliance.
  • 1025 E. Broadway, 1910, The Kress Building. In 2016, occupied by a bar. Named to the National Register of Historic Places on Jan. 20, 2005. Read the NRHP form here.
  • 1123 Wilkes Blvd., 1907. The Hamilton-Brown Shoe Factory.

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