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Downtown Jefferson City store wall collapses

February 8, 2015 at 5:27 a.m. | Updated February 8, 2015 at 5:27 a.m.
Jefferson City police examine the scene after the plaster facade on the upper stories of the Leed's building collapsed Saturday afternoon on High Street. One woman received a small cut, but no serious injuries were reported.

A woman cut her hand, but no serious injuries were reported in downtown Jefferson City Saturday afternoon when part of the facade over a brick wall collapsed.

The accident happened at 220 E. High St., where the now-closed Leeds Shoes store once operated.

It appeared that a plaster-like covering over a red brick wall pulled away from the wall, and a section covering about 1½ stories fell to the concrete sidewalk.

But police and fire officials at the scene said they weren't sure what caused the collapse, and a more thorough inspection by the city's building inspector and the building's owner likely would be needed to determine the cause.

The property is owned by a company called 220 East High Street, LLC.

The secretary of state's website shows the Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff and Landwehr law firm as the registered agent, but doesn't list any principal owners of the company.

The Cole County Assessor's office valued the property at $51,400, according to information posted on the

The building is vacant and has been undergoing renovations - the windows in the upper two floors had been removed.

The falling material also damaged an awning on the Full Spectrum Photo store just to the west, at 218 E. High St.


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