TELL US: What historic places in Columbia are special to you?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 11:21 a.m. CDT, Friday, March 22, 2013
Built in 1837, the Niedermeyer building is the oldest in downtown Columbia. It was built to house the Columbia Female Academy, which eventually led to the establishment of Stephens College. It has also been used as a hotel and the location for MU's Domestic Sciences Department before being converted into apartments in 1921.

What places in Columbia do you want to make sure get remembered, preserved or celebrated? As Columbia grows and changes, we want to hear from you about places in town:

  • You have personal history or a special connection with
  • You wish were still around or hadn’t changed
  • With a history you’re curious about

Say as much or as little as you like. Make sure you include your name and the name or location of your place. Pictures of the place are welcome as well.

For inspiration, see reader Bob Taylor’s tribute to the Niedermeyer building, and see lists of notable historic properties in Columbia for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Share your thoughts or curiosities by leaving a comment below, posting on our Facebook wall, emailing us at, or tweeting at @CoMissourian using the hashtag #CoMoHistory.

This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Here's how. Supervising Editor Joy Mayer.

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