City considers Moreau Drive area for historic register

Christine Valentine points to her street on the map of the proposed boundries of the National Historic District Wednesday at the McClung Park Pavilion. She and her neighbors in the Moreau Drive area attended an informal public meeting to learn more about the intent to nominate the area to the National Register of Historic Places.

Christine Valentine points to her street on the map of the proposed boundries of the National Historic District Wednesday at the McClung Park Pavilion. She and her neighbors in the Moreau Drive area attended an informal public meeting to learn more about the intent to nominate the area to the National Register of Historic Places.

A fire, a streetcar and an advantageous location a century ago helped build what today is one of Jefferson City’s historic treasure-lined streets.

The State Historic Preservation Office confirmed the neighborhood along Moreau Drive has a distinctive past when it recently invited the city and its Historic Preservation Commission to submit a full application to its grant program.

The area surrounding Moreau Drive was largely undeveloped in the early 20th century, as it was the site of the county fairgrounds and the Lincoln Institute Farm.

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