HCJ Mission: To proactively preserve our historic resources and create an environment that makes preservation a viable focus for the future of Jefferson City.





From the President…

Issues we are watching:

–The blighted properties on Capitol Avenue – see the Jefferson City Housing Authority website (www.jchamo.org). One property has been turned over to the Housing Authority for a new purchaser, and the owner of the other two filed an objection, so the hearing is set for September 5.  The JCHA has started Phase 2, sending letters for 8 additional properties.


–School Street Historic District Application – On July 16, the City Council moved the application to their “Informal Calendar” to allow for more research and directed the city staff to investigate a way to add property to an application that is already complete. See the city website regarding the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting on August 9, the Historic Preservation Commission meeting on August 14, and two City Council Meetings:  August 20 and September 4.  http://www.jeffersoncitymo.gov/.


Renovations have started at 224 E. Dunklin.  We will have a program about the history of the house October 11 that will take place at Capital Region Medical Center (see calendar)..


Renovations have begun at the Caretaker’s Cottage at the National Cemetery on McCarty Street. Since we hope the primary renters will be veteran-related groups, some veterans have already volunteered to help with the renovations!  This building will be available for rent to non-profit organizations.


Stay involved in preserving Jefferson City’s past!

Upcoming Events

September 8, 2018
  • Golden Hammer Award - September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Golden Hammer Awards, given for successful renovation of the exterior of a historic building, are generally scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of the month, May through September.


September 11, 2018
  • Historic Preservation Commission - September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    The Historic Preservation Commission meets monthly to discuss demolition requests and certain improvement requests affecting buildings 50 years and older. These meetings are open to the public. The agenda for each meeting can be accessed on the city's website, www.jeffersoncitymo.gov, under Meetings and Agendas - go to the calendar and click on the Agenda link.

    City Hall, 320 E McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, USA

Thomas Lawson Price Society

The Thomas Lawson Price Society (TLP) is a special group within HCJ, named after the first Mayor of Jefferson City

Golden Hammer Award

The Golden Hammer Award recognizes those in our community who are restoring our historic structures.

HCJ Foundation

The Foundation exists to preserve an individual’s own personal interest in the historic significance that this community offers.