Downtown Columbia, Missouri

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Downtown Columbia Historic District
Downtown Columbia, Missouri is located in Missouri
Downtown Columbia, Missouri
Location Columbia, Missouri
Coordinates 38°57′5″N 92°19′39″W / 38.95139°N 92.32750°W / 38.95139; -92.32750Coordinates: 38°57′5″N 92°19′39″W / 38.95139°N 92.32750°W / 38.95139; -92.32750
Architect Torbitt, A.N.; Eckle, Edmund
Architectural style Classical Revival, Beaux Arts
Governing body Local
MPS Downtown Columbia Historic District MPS AD
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP November 8, 2006; 8 years ago (November 8, 2006)

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, and the 15-story Paquin Tower.

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.



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Discover The District". The District. Retrieved January 1, 2008. 

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