Jefferson Landing State Historic Site

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Jefferson Landing State Historic Site
Missouri State Historic Site
Lohman Building.jpg
The Lohman Building
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cole
City Jefferson City
Elevation 535 ft (163 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°34′44″N 92°10′14″W / 38.57889°N 92.17056°W / 38.57889; -92.17056Coordinates: 38°34′44″N 92°10′14″W / 38.57889°N 92.17056°W / 38.57889; -92.17056
Area 1.27 acres (1 ha) [2]
State acquisition 1976 [3]
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Website: Jefferson Landing State Historic Site

Jefferson Landing State Historic Site is a historic district maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources encompassing several state-owned properties in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States. The historic site includes the Lohman's Landing Building (also known as the Jefferson Landing Building), the Christopher Maus House, and the Union Hotel.[4] The Jefferson Landing Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.[5]

History[edit]

The stone Lohman Building was constructed in 1839 by James Crump and saw use as a grocery store, warehouse, telegraph office, tavern, and hotel. The building earned the nickname "the landing" and was recognized as a popular meeting place for lawmakers and commercial operators. Crump's business partner Charles Lohman eventually purchased all sections of the building that then became known as Lohman's Landing. In 1855, Charles Maus built a hotel across the street, and his brother Christopher Maus built a small, red brick home just to the south of the hotel. The hotel went through several name changes: Missouri Hotel, Veranda Hotel, and finally the Union Hotel following the Civil War.

The Lohman and Union Hotel buildings came to be used for storage, tenement lodgings, and a shoe factory before being acquired by the state in 1976. The buildings were restored as the state's contribution to the nation's 1976 bicentennial celebration.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

Exhibits in the Lohman Building depict an 1850s general store and warehouse.

The Union Hotel includes the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery which offers exhibits concerning state history, art, and culture. The former hotel also serves as the city's Amtrak train station[4] (located in the basement north side of the Union Hotel building), after having moved out of the nearby Missouri Pacific Depot in 1984.

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