Missouri Preservation has named the Capitol Avenue Historic District (CAHD) in Jefferson City, Missouri as one of the 2019 Places in Peril in Missouri. While it is unfortunate that our community has any places that might qualify for this recognition, the good news is that we hope with your help we can save this area!

With over 100 contributing buildings dating from the 1830s to the 1940s, the Jefferson City CAHD is an integreal part of not only the community, but our state’s history.

Historic City of Jefferson has made several advancements over the past 18 months to remove some of these historic properties from blight status. We are working closely with the Housing Authority to determine which of the vacant structures are still viable and find individuals willing to develop, restore, and revitalize them!

We are also working to rebuild the district after the May 22 tornado ravaged many of these properties earlier this year.

Your donation will help in a number of ways.

Any donation ranging from $5 – $100 will go towards purchasing exterior paint to freshen these places up and get them closer to coming out of blight status.

A donation of $250 – $500 will help with debris clean-up during the construction and rebuilding process. Many of these buildings need repair work and debris removal costs can quickly add up for homeowners.

A $750 donation will pay for one structural assessment of the building’s viability.

Donations above $750 will be used to fund facade improvement grants in the amounts of $2,000 – $5,000.

All donation awards will be disbursed to qualifying residences that complete an application and have been approved by the HCJ Board. Grants made from these donations will be awarded in January 2020. 

For more information, please contact Anne Green, HCJ Executive Director, at 

You can donate today by clicking the below button or mailing a check to:     HCJ, PO Box 105056, Jefferson City, MO 65110.

Thank you for your help and for loudly saying “Old Places Matter!”

Thank You for a Great 2019 Homes Tour!

Despite the rainy weather, hundreds of individuals joined us on Sunday, September 22 for the 2019 Homes Tour featuring the Forest Hill Neighborhood.

Your support helped make the 2019 Homes Tour our most successful event to date. Thank you for caring abut the amazing historic homes in our community! 

Support HCJ by becoming a 2020 Sponsor!

All sponsorship levels include marketing benefits that can be customized to your business along with a 2020 business membership in HCJ. 

Your sponsorship will include marketing benefits all all HCJ events for the remainder of the year, including the Homes Tour in September.

Please email for more information regarding our         2020 sponsorship packages.

From the President…

The Historic City of Jefferson has come a long way in 36 years – and we are still growing stronger in efforts to educate about Jefferson City past, and in preservation efforts of significant buildings and neighborhoods.  If you are not a member, please consider joining today!  


St. Mary’s Hospital Time Capsule

The time capsule from 1904 has been recovered from the old St. Mary’s Hospital building and was donated to HCJ by the Farmers Group.  Thank you to everyone that attended the first public viewing on February 10.  Check our calendar in the coming weeks for dates when the time capsule contents will be displayed again.


Building Rehab News

224 E Dunklin – Drive by and take a look!  Most of the exterior repairs have been made.  We are concentrating on the interior now, especially electrical and plumbing. 


Caretakers Cottage at the National Cemetery on McCarty Street – The interior rehab is nearly complete, and an Open House will be scheduled in October.  This is a joint venture between the Veteran’s Administration and the Historic City of Jefferson.  Space inside this building will be available for rent for veteran groups and small non-profit groups.  If you are interested in renting, contact Anne Green, or 573-418-0876.


Gift Memberships are now available.  Contact Anne Green at or 573-418-0876.

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

Upcoming Events

November 5, 2019
  • HCJ Board of Directors Meeting - November 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    The Board of Directors typically meets monthly (no meeting in December). Meetings are open to the HCJ membership. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Anne Green at or call 573-418-0876.

    Avenue HQ, 621 E Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO 65101

November 12, 2019
  • HPC Meeting - November 12, 2019 @ 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,, 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.