Downtown Columbia, Missouri

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Downtown Columbia Historic District
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Downtown Columbia, Missouri is located in Missouri
Downtown Columbia, Missouri
Downtown Columbia, Missouri is located in the United States
Downtown Columbia, Missouri
LocationParts of 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, E. Broadway, Cherry, Hitt, Locust, and E. Walnut Sts.; also 1019, 1020, 1023, and 1025-33 E. Walnut St., Columbia, Missouri
Coordinates38°57′5″N 92°19′39″W / 38.95139°N 92.32750°W / 38.95139; -92.32750 (Downtown Columbia)Coordinates: 38°57′5″N 92°19′39″W / 38.95139°N 92.32750°W / 38.95139; -92.32750 (Downtown Columbia)
Area28 acres (11 ha)
ArchitectTorbitt, A.N.; Eckle, Edmund
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Beaux Arts, et al.
MPSDowntown Columbia, Missouri MPS
NRHP reference #06000990, 08000375[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 8, 2006, May 8, 2008

Downtown Columbia is the central business, government, and social core of Columbia, Missouri and the Columbia Metropolitan Area. Three colleges — the University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Columbia College — all border the area. Downtown Columbia is an area of approximately one square mile surrounded by the University of Missouri on the south, Stephens College to the east, and Columbia College on the north. The area serves as Columbia's financial and business district and is the topic of a large initiative to draw tourism, which includes plans to capitalize on the area's historic architecture and Bohemian characteristics.[2] The downtown skyline is relatively low and is dominated by the 10-story Tiger Hotel, built in 1928, and the 15-story Paquin Tower.[3][4]

Downtown Columbia Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, covers much of the downtown area. This historic district was created in 2006, following the removal of concrete awnings. It was expanded in 2008.[1]

On the northeast side of Downtown is the North Village Arts District.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Discover The District". The District. Archived from the original on January 22, 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  3. ^ Debbie Sheals (May 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Downtown Columbia Historic District" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-09-01. and Accompanying map
  4. ^ Debbie Sheals (October 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Downtown Columbia Historic District (Boundary Increase)" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-09-01.

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