Archive for the ‘Columbia and Boone County Historic Homes’ Category

This 2000 S. Country Club Drive home is a 1924 version of a teardown, a situation in which a home is removed so the builder can construct something bigger and better in its spot.

Yes, this 100-year-old home, featured in Columbia Home & Lifestyle’s December 2010/January 2011 issue once stood across the street. Read about it and see the beautiful photographs taken by Deanna Dikeman here. (Reprinted with permission from CHL.)

Builder Berry McAlester moved this elegant, stone house it from its original site in 1924 so he could build a more elaborate home on its original site.

As it is often said, there’s nothing new under the sun, and so here’s a house from 1910 that represents a 1924 type of teardown.

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This website,, highlights examples of my work as a reporter. focuses on the book I wrote with Charles W. Gehrke, one of the founders of ABC Labs. Founded in 1968, today, the company is one of Columbia’s largest employers and one of the anchor tenants in the newest research park, Discovery Ridge. highlights information on historic places in Columbia and Boone County, Missouri. The website includes information on buildings and places named to Columbia’s Most Notable Properties List as well as those on the National Register of Historic Places.

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