February 8, 2009
Missouri Press Association building, 802/804 Locust St.: Built in the late 1920s, the building has served as the headquarters for the Missouri Press Association since 1969. Notable members of the association include Walter Williams, who founded the Missouri School of Journalism in 1908 and served as president of the university from 1931 to 1935. The building features many architectural qualities of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, which was constructed about the same time.
State Highway Maintenance Building, 900 N. Old 63: The Missouri State Highway Department built the structure in 1928 to serve as a maintenance building. It is made of brick and is an example of 1920s industrial architecture. The building is owned by Elizabeth Goldenhirsch.
Dumas Apartments, 413 Hitt St.: Built by L.W. Dumas Sr. and his son, Lewis Dumas Jr., Dumas Apartments was the first privately owned apartment complex built next to MU. One notable occupant was Sarah Allen, who was a war correspondent during World War II. During Prohibition in 1920, police made two arrests and confiscated a 4-gallon still, a 10-gallon jar of mash, a sack of hops, four bottles of beer and a pint of distilled alcohol. The building is owned by Jack and Evelyn Richardson.
Cape Cod-style private home, 1252 Sunset Drive: One of the first homes to be built in the Sunset Hills subdivision, this Cape Cod-style home, circa 1939, is one of a few houses in Columbia of this architectural style. Former MU English professor Albert Trombley built and lived in the house. Much of the interior, including the original plaster walls, hardwood floors and woodwork, has been restored. The house is owned by David and Diane O’Hagan.
Coco Puff, left, a male Yorkie, and Pomeranian Darla, walk out of the front yard of their Victorian-style home in Winchester, Calif.
Kassis holds her three “kids” in front of their Victorian doghouse.
Two of Darla’s outfits hang on the wall just above Chelsea’s bed.
Darla slips into Chelsea’s canopy bed when the Yorkshire Terrier isn’t around.
Ben "Funky" Askren, right, a former MU Wrestler and United States Olympian, won his Mixed Martial Arts debut against Josh Flowers at the Holiday Inn Expo Center on Feb 7.
February 7, 2009
From left, Iman Eltkhtash, age 4, Shahed Mohammad, age 8, and Cheynne Ratliff, right, age 8, play together at "Messy Morning," a free morning of fun activities designed to improve motor and reading skills. It was held at West Junior High School on Saturday.
The respirators workers wear for lead abatement are an important safety feature. Proper fitting, use and cleaning of the respirators provide safe working conditions. After every use, workers must use mild detergent and water and let the masks air dry.
LaChelda Jacobs, left, watches as MU's Bekah Mills battle's KU's Nicollette Smith for the ball. The Tigers went on to win the game 74-60.
Mizzou's Bekah Mills had four steals in the game against Kansas. The Tigers won the Saturday afternoon matchup 74-60.
Freshman Bekah Mills looks down the court during a drive towards the basket during the game against Kansas on Saturday. Missouri led Kansas by double digits during the entire second half.
Megan Christopher steps up to bat in front of catcher Katie Milles during Saturday's MU softball Black and Gold game at University Field. The Black Team won 7-2.
MU Softball head coach Ehren Earleywine watches Saturday's Black and Gold game at University Field.
Andee Allen slides into home in front of catcher Katie Milles during Saturday's Black and Gold game at University Field.
Missouri's Leo Lyons, left, and Kim English (24) defend against Iowa State's Jamie Vanderbeken during the first half of the game on Saturday in Ames, Iowa.
Missouri's DeMarre Carroll (1) defends against Iowa State's Craig Brackins during the first half of the game on Saturday.
Annie Fischer house, 2911 S. Old 63: Built in the 1920s by Annie Fischer, the house was used as a restaurant and catering service. Fischer is credited with being one of the first African-American business owners in Boone County and won first prize for her beaten biscuits and cured ham at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. In 1911, President William Howard Taft requested her biscuits when he visited the Missouri State Fair. The house is owned by Merle Jr. and Charlotte Smarr.