Historic Preservation

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The mission of the Historic Preservation Commission is to promote the economic, cultural, educational and general welfare of the city by:

  1. Conserving and improving the value of property within the Historic Preservation Overlay District;
  2. Protecting and enhancing the attractiveness of Columbia to home buyers, home owners, residents, tourist, visitors, and shoppers, thereby supporting and promoting business, commerce, industry and providing economic benefit to the city;
  3. Providing a mechanism to identify and preserve the distinctive historic and architectural characteristics of Columbia;
  4. Fostering civic pride in the aesthetics and cultural accomplishments of the past as represented in Columbia’s landmarks and historic areas;
  5. Fostering and encouraging preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of structures, areas, and neighborhoods.

The Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, in Conference Room 1B. Please click here for access to meeting agendas and minutes. For more information, please call 573.874.7239 or send an email.

General HPC Information (Members, Minutes/Agendas, Establishing Ordinance)

Commission Manualopens PDF file

Cornerstones of Columbia

Most Notable Properties

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Partners in Preservation


PowerPoint Presentations

Brick Streets Policy Resolutionopens PDF file