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Still blossoming after 121 years

Published Oct. 16 2011

One hundred years ago, Jefferson City South Side shoppers would buy their long-stemmed flowers after a bit of conversation inside...

Hess House is beautifully preserved example of ordinary person's home

Published Sep. 18 2011

Most of the homes still standing today that existed in Jefferson City during the Civil War are grander homes of...

St. Peter School served generations of students - and even some state lawmakers

Published Aug. 21 2011

St. Peter Interparish School in Jefferson City prepares its students for the future with means like its computer lab. But...

Five generations have called Landwehr farmhouse home

Published Jul. 17 2011

The white, wrap-around porch of the Landwehr Dairy Farm has been featured in many a family photo. Even owners Eric...

Jefferson Street landmark has seen a variety of tenants

Published Jun. 19 2011

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

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

Published Apr. 17 2011

Probably quite a grand perk to the job of county sheriff in the 1930s, the two-story...

Storefront witnesses renewed interest in downtown Jefferson City living

Published Mar. 13 2011

What might Jefferson City storefront owners or those living in the rooms above have seen in the...

Coca-Cola building has stood since 1892 and will "continue to be'

Published Feb. 20 2011

The large sign on Whitton Expressway has come to be a community symbol. And this week,...

Doubletree Hotel chock full of history

Published Jan. 16 2011

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

A bridge to Jefferson City's future

Published Dec. 19 2010

When travelers from the north side of the Missouri River were able to cross by bridge into Jefferson City, commerce...

Robert Young home dates to 1872

Published Nov. 21 2010

As redevelopment of the Missouri State Penitentiary grows in momentum, so the Jefferson City neighborhood surrounding it will see revitalization...

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

Published Oct. 10 2010

The design of a premier architect of the time, Housing Unit 1 is an ominous structure for all who look...

Miller Performing Arts Center

Published Sep. 22 2010

When the Jefferson City High School alma mater refers to "... The Red and Black will always wave over JC,...

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

Published Sep. 19 2010

With ties to agriculture through early German immigrants and to national history through a Civil War battle that almost was,...

Landmark leftovers

Published Jul. 19 2010

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

Old Munichburg renovation earns Landmark designation

Published Jul. 18 2010

John Nieghorn left his home in Bavaria to settle in Mid-Missouri in the mid-1840s. The tailor took up farming when...

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

Published Jun. 20 2010

When the Jefferson City Host Lions Club sponsored the Works Progress Administration to build a limestone pavilion at Washington Park,...

Six buildings designated Landmarks

Published May. 28 2010

Family homes, an original fixture to a neighborhood business district, correctional facilities and a Works Projects Administration project have been...

Four buildings named city landmarks

Published May. 15 2010

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

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

Published May. 10 2010

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

Landmark is "definitive of the penitentiary'

Published Apr. 18 2010

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

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

Published Apr. 18 2010

A home can be a gift. For John Sommerer and his wife, Lillian, when they built 2023 W. Main St.,...

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

Published Mar. 14 2010

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