Preservation in the News — November

November 2020

November 2
Jefferson City’s G.A. Fischer and the Story of Ivy Terrace.


November 3
Officials celebrate formation of Ste. Gen National Historical Park


November 5
Metro St. Louis/St. Charles Historic Places in Peril for 2020


November 6
Additions to Missouri History Museum Collections for St. Louis Genealogists and Building Huggers.


November 9
Recapping of the 2020 Places in Peril list — Starting with:
The Historic Homes of Ava


November 9
Mark your calendars for the 2020 Honor Awards Announcement! December 8th at 6:00 pm. Visit our Honor Awards page for more information.


November 10
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
The Former Stonner Meat Market


November 11
Developer Selected for Rehab of the Parsons House, from Missouri’s 2015 Historic Places in Peril.

Last week, Historic City of Jefferson sold the historic property at 105 Jackson Street to LN Construction. Known as the Parsons House, this home has a history in our community dating back to the mid-1800s.The property was first put out to bid by the Jefferson City Housing Authority in late 2018. After more than a year without a viable bid being received, HCJ grew concerned about the building’s fate. The HCJ Board decided in late 2019 to purchase the building and begin exterior stabilization efforts on it with the goal of making it more appealing to a developer at a future date.Shortly after purchasing the property but before work started, HCJ began talks with a developer to purchase the building in its current state and rehab it. Although the conversation did not advance with that developer, in mid-summer HCJ found Chris Stepnoski with LN Construction and the process started moving forward again.Chris is the owner of LN Construction which is currently working on another historic home in the community. A resident of the Lake of the Ozarks, Chris and his wife are hoping to move to Jefferson City soon.Rather than spending money on rehabbing the historic home, HCJ decided the best use of resources would be to sell the house to LN Construction and offer a three-phase grant for benchmarks that are reached during the rehab process.HCJ will continue to bring you updates as we watch this special transformation!For more information on this project, check out the Winter edition of the HCJ Newsletter which will be mailed at the end of November.


November 11
Rolling Out the Bicentennial: Missouri State Museum Features Timeline of Missouri History and Prehistory


November 11
Another historic bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


November 11
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
The Olivia Apartments


November 12
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
Moberly Junior High School



November 12
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
Moberly Junior High School


November 12
Demolishing Abandoned Houses Does Not Reduce Nearby Crime, Study Finds


November 12
A PBR Bar Original: City of Camden Giving a Last Chance to Historic Club


November 12
McDonald County Wins Award from Missouri Association of Museums and Archives


November 13
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
Old Phillips 66 Tiny Gas Station


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November 13
Old McKendree Chapel —200-Year-Old Methodist Shrine Looking for Benefactors in Southeast Missouri


November 14
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
Historic Resources of St. Charles


November 15
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
Missouri State Penitentiary Walls


November 16
Missouri’s Historic Courthouses to Appear on Cancels in Honor of the Bicentennial


November 16
Shop Local this Holiday Season in Arrow Rock


November 16
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
The Former Karpeles Manuscript Library (Third Church of Christ, Scientist)


November 17
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
Bay Mercantile Company


November 18
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
Rolla Division of the Bureau of Mines Headquarters



November 19
A bit of Trivia for the 200th Anniversary of Cole, Boone and Callaway Counties.


November 19
2020 Places in Peril Recap —
St. Augustine Catholic Church


November 19
Historic Washington Home Goes Up in Flames


November 21
Bollinger Mill in Southeast Missouri chosen to represent the state on new series of stamps!


November 22
Barn Quilt Class in Hickory County, December 4.


November 24
Antique Benches Go to the Augusta History Museum Courtesy of the Questers


November 25
Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites to temporarily close indoor spaces.