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Jefferson City Landmarks

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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.

From Civil War camp to dance hall, McClung Park hosts range of activities

Landmark award

A military encampment, a state park and even a theater, McClung Park has played host to a diverse number of uses.

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The Hawkins-Herman home

Only two owners have lived in the Classic English Tudor-style home at 1005 Adams Street.

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The Towne Grill has been serving local diners for decades

Over coffee and poached eggs on English muffins, Bill Plassmeyer visits with his friends, whom he has been meeting at The Towne Grill for decades.

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Health and hope since 1905

When the Sisters of St. Mary came with the charge of establishing a hospital in Jefferson City, they brought with them the legacy of grace and affection of caring for the poor and sick.