Schools

  • June 17, 2016 — Renovations begin at Douglass High, Columbia Daily Tribune. Summary: The 100-year-old school at 310 N. Providence Road is under going $6.1 million in renovations. The work should be completed by August 2017.
  • 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. Columbia Tribune.
  • 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.
  • 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

 

 

Several schools have been named as historic in Columbia and Boone County. Five are on the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission’s Notable Properties List and Fredrick Douglass School was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 4, 1980.

  • 1208 Locust St., Lee Elementary School. The 1934 school was built using federal New Deal funds. Such projects were funded in an effort during the Great Depression to put the unemployed to work building public projects, according to a Columbia Daily Tribune article published Feb. 3, 2014.
  • 10 E. Broadway, 1911. Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School.
  • 310 N. Providence Road, 1917, Frederick Douglass School. Named to the Most Notable Properties List in 2011, according to this Feb. 15, 2011 Columbia Missourian article.
  • 713 Rogers, 1910, Jefferson Junior High School. It was the high school prior to the construction of Hickman High School.
  • 1010 N. Rangeline, Field Elementary School. Named to the list in 2007, it closed its doors as a public elementary school on Dec. 18, 2009. The school was named for Missouri native Eugene Field, an author known for the children’s poem Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
  • 1410 Hinkson Avenue, 1927. Thomas Hart Benton Elementary School. Named to the Notable Properties List in 2004.

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