Golden Hammer Award
The Golden Hammer Award recognizes those in our community who are restoring our historic structures. Renovation not only preserves these structures for years to come, but also shows the pride our community has for our past. Through this award, we are also able to share the history of our community.
HCJ has recognized buildings that were once thriving businesses, buildings that are still thriving businesses, stately historic homes and modest historic homes. This is what is so unique of our older neighborhoods – the diversity of architecture, purpose, and culture.
• 50 Years Old and in Jefferson City
• Exterior Renovations that do not detract from historic integrity – Not general maintenance
• Work completed within the last 5 years.
To submit a nomination for a Golden Hammer Award, complete the Nominations Form, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Historic City of Jefferson, P.O. Box 105056, Jefferson City, MO 65110. Include “before” and “after” photos, if available.
For more information, contact Laura Ward, Chair, at 573-999-0915.
Please see previous winners below!
This month’s recipients are Dustin Long and his father, James Long for their renovation of 929 West High Street. This property, built circa 1890’s, is located in Crandall’s Addition also known as Lower Jefferson. Martin and Anna Borgmeyer built this home after purchasing the lot in 1890. They raised their three children, Frank, Catherine, and Edward in this home. Their daughter, Catherine lived in this house from a small child until her death in 1975 at the age of 88.
This month’s recipients are Erin and Tyson Bowyer for their renovation of 315 West Atchison in Old Munichburg. This home was built circa 1900 by Andrew Burkel, a veteran shoe merchant in Jefferson City. Erin and Tyson have preserved as much of the original design and ambiance as possible. Congratulations to being this month’s award winners.
This month’s recipients are Jim and Irene Tergin for their renovation of the building at 130 East High Street. This building which served as the Brandenberger Drug Store for 94 years was built circa 1885. Jim and Irene did a complete restoration to the structure which now houses the Brandenberger Apartments on the upper floors and the Coffee Zone on the 1st floor. This building is also on the National Register of Historic Places and has received the Landmark Designation Award.
Congratulations Dan Basel and Gina Cocheo for receiving our August Golden Hammer Award! The house at 609 East High was originally built by John and Anna Tweedie in 1899. John was manager at the A. Priesmeyer Shoe Company.
Congratulations to Aaron and Erin Clark for receiving the September Golden Hammer Award! This house at 500 East Miller was originally built by Adolph and Beulah Brandenberger in 1910. Adolph was a druggist. He owned a Rexall Drugstore that sold drugs, toiletries and magazines.
This building has had two addresses, 106 and 108 East High Street. The award is being given to Matthew Ruge with the Missouri Independent Bankers Association. This association and the Divinity Religious Gift Shop reside in the building.
This restored circa 1910 home, at 307 Marshall Street, is the 4th Golden Hammer award winner on Marshall Street. Thank you, Russell and Dylan Gish (father and son duo)!
Historic City of Jefferson is very excited to recognize Lincoln University for their continued care of the president’s residence-our July Golden Hammer Award winner! This very stately limestone home located at 601 Jackson Street has graced the bluff for 104 years. Both the City of Jefferson and Lincoln University are rich in history and this home has been witness to a brief history of time of both these institutions making it an even more beautifully unique home.
This property at 706 Swifts Highway, built around 1930, was renovated by Charlie Frank and family, and funded in part by the city’s Residential Rental Facade Improvement program.
Honoring: Tony and Jenny Smith
Location: 612 E. McCarty Street
Honoring: Shannon and Jami Wade
Location: 1121 Lee Street
Honoring: Richard Howerton and his daughter, Sarah Howerton Knee
Location: Jefferson City Museum of Modern Art, 220 East. High Street
Honoring: The City of Jefferson
Location: 304 Marshall Street
Honoring: John & Shellie Pervinich
Location: 615 E. Capitol Avenue
Honoring: Ryan and Stacie Gilmore
Location: 303 Marshall St.
Honoring: Charlie and Jessica Christiansen
Location: West Main Pizza, 1931 West Main
Honoring: Jewell Patek
Location: 115 East High Street
Honoring: Rod Burnett, Ron Dawson, Tim Hayden, Gary Oberkrom, Dick Otke and Jason Otke
Location: Millbottom Building, 400 West Main Street
Honoring: Keith and Jeannie McGowan – 1910 American Foursquare Home
Location: 209 Cherry Street
Honoring: Curtis (Bo) and Marlene Bohanon – 1834 Greek Revival Home
Location: 1916 Greenberry Rd.
Dr. Chandra and Barbara Prasad
1302 Moreau Dr.
805 Mulberry St.
1317 Moreau Dr.
1007 East McCarty Street
Donna and Michel Deetz
716 and 720 East High Street
Nathan Runyan and Matt Winingear, Professional Building Restoration, LLC
Bockrath House, 1899
309 West Dunklin Street
938 Fairmount Blvd.
Dr. Patricia J. Macfarlane
119 Forest Hill (1925, built by Phil Dallmeyer Sr. and his wife Bertha C. (Lena) Natsch)
Scuba Adventure (formally Ahrens-Graessle Grocery and later Ferguson Grocery)
901 Jefferson Street
Darryl and Connie Hubble
616 (Circa 1898) and 618 (Circa 1920) East High Street
Michael and Laura Ward
Nelson and Gertrude Burch House, 1868
115 West Atchison Street
Jerry and Mary Jane Evans
1210 Moreau Drive
Common Ground/Old Town Center
1015 East Atchison Street
Award presented to First United Methodist Church and Old Town Revitalization Company
Wymore Place LLC
Wymore Place Apartments
315 Washington Street
Donna and Michel Deetz, Laurelanne Bellezzo
712 East High Street
Kelsey and Jeremy Hilburn
1212 Moreland Ave.
Duncan and Lucia Kincheloe
2027 West Main Street
101 West High Street
Steve and Anita Lael
1005 Moreau Drive
Hank and Linda Stratman
The Inn at The Village Square (formerly Warwick Village)
1507 East McCarty Street
Kevin and Courtney Pigford
River City Habitat for Humanity and Homebuilders Assoc of Central MO
802 East McCarty Street
Mark and Stacey Young, Office of Appraisal Associates, Nunn and Young
518 East Capitol Avenue
Curtis Hanarhan and Pete Nacy, Office of Hanarhan & Nacy Law Firm
522 East Capitol Avenue
Dan and Linda Bull
1629 West Main Street
Jon and Marcia Burton
150 Boonville Road
Jill Hartke, Owner
Chris and Traci Estes, Previous Owners and Restorers
1125 West Main Street
Flora Herndon, Owner
River City Habitat for Humanity
801 Broadway Street
Scott and Tina Sellner
1905 North Circle
Greg and Jerri Bemboom
1106 Vineyard Square
BJ DeLong and Joe DeLong
108 West Atchison Street
Shannon and Jami Wade
1914 West Main Street
1215 Moreland Dr.
319 Ash Street
Damon and Dana Northweather
D&D Main Street Market
1937 West Main Street
417 East High Street
1400 St. Mary’s Blvd.
310 Marshall Street
River City Habitat for Humanity
114 East Atchison Street
1031 West Main Street
Therapeutic Touch Wellness Center
1128 Jefferson Street
Harold Kirby and Andrea Spillars
1204 Moreland Dr.
Don Galbreath and Lisa Castillo
301 East Ashley Street