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Jefferson City Landmarks

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Jefferson Street landmark has seen a variety of tenants

From bottled water to bicycles

When Don Meyer opened J&D Bicycle Shop 38 years ago, Jefferson Street was a bustling traffic artery, lined with commercial business.

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Cole County Sheriff’s House has seen a lot of changes over the years

Probably quite a grand perk to the job of county sheriff in the 1930s, the two-story limestone home was built adjacent to his workplace. The Cole County Sheriff’s House was built equal to other prominent homes of the era, like along Moreau Heights, said jail superintendent Russ Bemboom. And the wives often served as cooks for the Cole County jail.

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Storefront witnesses renewed interest in downtown Jefferson City living

What might Jefferson City storefront owners or those living in the rooms above have seen in the early 1860s, when the combination building at 111-113 E. High St. is thought to have been built?

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Coca-Cola building has stood since 1892 and will ‘continue to be’

Building an enduring legacy

The large sign on Whitton Expressway has come to be a community symbol. And this week, the Cops on Top fundraiser for Special Olympics Missouri showed how the site also has created traditions.

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Doubletree Hotel chock full of history

Not very old but unique

Across the downtown skyline, only the Capitol stands taller than the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton — Jefferson City.

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Robert Young home dates to 1872

Landmark home of Civil War veteran and physician

As redevelopment of the Missouri State Penitentiary grows in momentum, so the Jefferson City neighborhood surrounding it will see revitalization too. But this is not the first time the neighborhood has seen a facelift.

Already a city Landmark winner, Housing Unit 1 has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places

H-Hall history

The design of a premier architect of the time, Housing Unit 1 is an ominous structure for all who look upon the gateway building to the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Miller Performing Arts Center

When the Jefferson City High School alma mater refers to “... The Red and Black will always wave over JC, JC ...,” it may not be repetition for musical affect.

To preserve the historic building, the Wallendorf Cabin was moved to a new location

On the move

With ties to agriculture through early German immigrants and to national history through a Civil War battle that almost was, the Wallendorf Log Home certainly is a historic city Landmark.

Landmark leftovers

An exotic escape once grew along Moreau Drive, hidden in a sunken garden behind the century-old home built by William and Katheryn Mueller.

Old Munichburg renovation earns Landmark designation

John Nieghorn left his home in Bavaria to settle in Mid-Missouri in the mid-1840s. The tailor took up farming when he married a local lady, Anna Schubert.

Washington Park Arts building, a recent recipient of Landmark status, lets families chase their artistic dreams

Building a true work of art

When the Jefferson City Host Lions Club sponsored the Works Progress Administration to build a limestone pavilion at Washington Park, it was a place for families to picnic and an improvement to the city’s parks system.

Six buildings designated Landmarks

Young artists, writers honored for works

Family homes, an original fixture to a neighborhood business district, correctional facilities and a Works Projects Administration project have been included in the city’s list of local historic Landmarks.

Four buildings named city landmarks

Jefferson City’s Historic Preservation Commission recently has recognized four buildings as City Landmarks.

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Jefferson City National Cemetery replete with history, above and below ground

Straight lines of 24-inch tall white stones roll over the two acres of freshly-planted green grass at the Jefferson City National Cemetery.

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Landmark is ‘definitive of the penitentiary’

Inside ‘THE WALL’

Many a prison officer sat alone and without distraction for long shifts in the towers at the Missouri State Penitentiary.

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Home’s character is as constant as its tradition of hospitality

A timeless treasure

A home can be a gift. For John Sommerer and his wife, Lillian, when they built 2023 W. Main St., it was their dream home in which they reared children and helped rear grandchildren and a place from which they served the community.

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Bartenders have been keeping patrons’ glasses full at 700 W. Main for 140 years

Generations of Jefferson Citians have found camaraderie and libation at the corner of 700 W. Main St.

Stately landmark ... in a federal sense

The United State Post Office at 131-133 W. High St. has been a hub of activity since it opened in 1934, moving across the street from another beautiful building constructed 45 years earlier.

The landmark Dulle House has dominated the Jefferson City skyline for more than 150 years

Duly impressed

Generosity, community and family have been trademarks of the house that is now outlined by white Christmas lights on the St. Mary’s Boulevard hillside.