Landmark home belonged to Lester Parker, whose expert use of inmate labor eventually made him head of prison industries
Lester S. Parker was Missouri's first superintendent of prison-based industry. But he may better be remembered for his artistic works and service through First Baptist Church.
The opulence of the Missouri Pacific Railroad station greeted guests and newcomers to Jefferson City at the turn of the 20th century.
Designated as Jefferson City Landmark
Jefferson City's Millbottom was “one of the most interesting, multi-dimensional historical neighborhoods,” said author and historian Gary Kremer.
Designated a Jefferson City landmark
The backyard view of the Missouri River from the Cliff Manor Bed and Breakfast is as beautiful for today’s guests as it was advantageous for the Union soldiers who occupied the site as Fort College Hill during the Civil War.
Designated a Jefferson City landmark
In 1913, Jefferson City voters passed the largest bond proposal yet to expand the high school on Hobo Hill and to build two new grade schools, including Moreau Heights. The city Landmark today houses the Moreau Montessori School.
The unique “cotton rock” limestone of Mid-Missouri was used to construct many of the earliest buildings in Jefferson City. Prussian-born immigrant Bernard Eveler constructed a duplex at the corner of West Main and Clay streets entirely with this uneven medium between 1854-60.
In Jefferson City
The model of a middle-class home in the first half of the 20th century, 718 E. Capitol Ave. was recognized as a City Landmark in May. The Watts Home is named for Hampton and Cornelia Watts, who had the home built in the early 1920s.
Also designated a Jefferson City landmark
One of the oldest homes remaining in the Old Munichburg neighborhood, the Nelson and Gertrude Burch House has received much attention this year. The Historic City of Jefferson awards the owners’ rehabilitation efforts with the May Golden Hammer.
George Tergin loved the Capital City and its downtown, so much so that he built his home within two blocks of the statehouse. A century later, his grandchildren continue to operate a downtown Jefferson City business.
‘Diversity is part of our DNA’
Social development in Jefferson City has been influenced by the presence of the Episcopalian church. As early as the 1840s, the local congregation offered a ministry to convicts at the State Penitentiary.
Home built in 1925 offers period light fixtures, floors, crown molding and even fire extinguisher
The unique, arched entry to The Villa with double wooden doors, ornate hinges and stained glass windows put 1025 Adams St. in local artist Mary Ann Hall’s “Grand Entrances” work a few years ago.
Porth House is one of the few Jefferson City homes that date before the Civil War
The intersection of Bolivar and Main streets in Jefferson City has been a bustling commercial district for going on two centuries. William Porth's home was built on the tall hill which greeted travelers crossing the Missouri River bridge in the 1800s.
Reconstruction and repurposing could sum up the lasting contributions made by Missouri’s 20th governor, Benjamin Gratz Brown. In addition to involvement in construction of the Governor's Mansion, Brown had 3 row houses built across the street, a portion of which now houses the Cole County Historical Society.
A Jefferson City Landmark and a fine example of the German architectural style, the Buehrle House at 707 Washington St. has held love and beauty.
The Governor Office Building, once the Hotel Governor, has two historic legacies. The first began in the 1940s as a central and essential hotel, serving as meeting place for political, business and romantic liaisons.