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Golden Hammer Award winner

The Golden Hammer Award winner for September 2012 is the Old Town Community Center on the corner of Atchison Street and Clark Avenue in Jefferson City.

The Golden Hammer Award winner for September 2012 is the Old Town Community Center on the corner of Atchison Street and Clark Avenue in Jefferson City. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Much has been shared about the ground-breaking partnership between the city and Housing Authority with the Old Town Revitalization Company and First United Methodist Church to create the Old Town Community Center at the corner of Atchison Street and Clark Avenue.

Long before the church leased the building to provide the Common Ground Community Center to the neighborhood, the 2 1/2-story brick commercial building was the ambition of a Lincoln University professor.

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