Golden Hammer Award

Created by the Historic City of Jefferson in 2008, the Golden Hammer Award recognizes those in our community who are restoring our historic structures, whether it’s a modest home, a grand home, or a commercial building.  Restoration, not only saves 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.  This information can help to make more informed decisions regarding the fate of our historic structures.

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. There was such a diverse collection of buildings … all types of homes varying in architectural style and size.

Award Criteria:
•         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, view and print off our nomination form. Or send a nomination letter to Historic City of Jefferson, P.O. Box 105056, Jefferson City, MO 65110.  Golden Hammer Nomination Form

The letter should include:

  • Address of the nominated building
  • Brief description of why the building is nominated
  • Name of current owner, if known
  • Name, address and telephone number of person making the nomination
  • Before and after pictures & information about previous ownership, if available

 Please see previous winners below!

2017 Recipients

May 2017

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.

 

 


June 2017

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)!

 

 


July 2017

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.

 

 


August 2017  

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.

2016 Recipients

May 2016

Honoring:  Tony and Jenny Smith

Location:  612 E. McCarty Street

 


June 2016

Honoring: Shannon and Jami Wade

Location:  1121 Lee Street

 


July 2016

Honoring:  Richard Howerton and his daughter, Sarah Howerton Knee

Location:  Jefferson City Museum of Modern Art, 220 East. High Street

 


August 2016

Honoring:  The City of Jefferson

Location:  304 Marshall Street


September 2016

Honoring:  John & Shellie Pervinich

Location:  615 E. Capitol Avenue

 


2015 Recipents

May 2015

Honoring:  Ryan and Stacie Gilmore

Location:  303 Marshall St.

 


June 2015

Honoring: Charlie and Jessica Christiansen

Location:  West Main Pizza, 1931 West Main

 


July 2015

Honoring:  Jewell Patek

Location:  115 East High Street


August 2015

Honoring:  Rod Burnett, Ron Dawson, Tim Hayden, Gary Oberkrom, Dick Otke and Jason Otke

Location:  Millbottom Building, 400 West Main Street

 


September 2015

Honoring:  Keith and Jeannie McGowan – 1910 American Foursquare Home

Location:  209 Cherry Street

 


October 2015

Honoring:  Curtis (Bo) and Marlene Bohanon – 1834 Greek Revival Home

Location:  1916 Greenberry Rd.

2014 Recipients

October 2014

Dr. Chandra and Barbara Prasad

1302 Moreau Dr.

 


September 2014

John Cox

805 Mulberry St.

 


 August 2014

Rene Maxey

1317 Moreau Dr.

 


 July 2014

Debbie Brown

1007 East McCarty Street

 


 June 2014

Donna and Michel Deetz

716 and 720 East High Street

 


May 2014

Nathan Runyan and Matt Winingear, Professional Building Restoration, LLC

Bockrath House, 1899

309 West Dunklin Street


2013 Recipients

September 2013

Jameson Morrow

938 Fairmount Blvd.


 August 2013

Dr. Patricia J. Macfarlane

119 Forest Hill (1925, built by Phil Dallmeyer Sr. and his wife Bertha C. (Lena) Natsch)


 July 2013

Jeff Adams

Scuba Adventure (formally Ahrens-Graessle Grocery and later  Ferguson Grocery)

901 Jefferson Street


 June 2013

Darryl and Connie Hubble

616 (Circa 1898) and 618 (Circa 1920) East High Street

 


 May 2013

Michael and Laura Ward

Nelson and Gertrude Burch House, 1868

115 West Atchison Street

 


2012 Recipients

October 2012

Jerry and Mary Jane Evans

1210 Moreau Drive

 


September 2012

Common Ground/Old Town Center

1015 East Atchison Street

Award presented to First United Methodist Church and Old Town Revitalization Company

 


August 2012

Wymore Place LLC

Wymore Place Apartments

315 Washington Street


July 2012

Donna and Michel Deetz, Laurelanne Bellezzo

712 East High Street

 


June 2012

Kelsey and Jeremy Hilburn

1212 Moreland Ave.

 


May 2012

Duncan and Lucia Kincheloe

2027 West Main Street

2011 Recipients

October 2011

Central Bank

101 West High Street

 


September 2011

Steve and Anita Lael

1005 Moreau Drive

 


August 2011

Hank and Linda Stratman

The Inn at The Village Square (formerly Warwick Village)

1507 East McCarty Street


July 2011

Kevin and Courtney Pigford

River City Habitat for Humanity and Homebuilders Assoc of Central MO

802 East McCarty Street


June 2011

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


May 2011

Dan and Linda Bull

1629 West Main Street

 


2010 Recipients

October 2010

Jon and Marcia Burton

150 Boonville Road

 


September 2010

Jill Hartke, Owner

Chris and Traci Estes, Previous Owners and Restorers

1125 West Main Street


August 2010

Flora Herndon, Owner

River City Habitat for Humanity

801 Broadway Street


July 2010

Scott and Tina Sellner

1905 North Circle

 


June 2010

Greg and Jerri Bemboom

1106 Vineyard Square

 


May 2010

BJ DeLong and Joe DeLong

108 West Atchison Street

 

2009 Recipients

September 2009

Shannon and Jami Wade

1914 West Main Street

 

 

Mike and Joni Henderson

1215 Moreland Dr.

 

 


August 2009

Debbie Brown

319 Ash Street

 


July 2009

Damon and Dana Northweather

D&D Main Street Market

1937 West Main Street


June 2009

Jim Moody

417 East High Street

 


May 2009

Sam Schnieders

1400 St. Mary’s Blvd.

 


April 2009

Marvin Heinrich

310 Marshall Street

 


2008 Recipients

September 2008

Erin Geick

River City Habitat for Humanity

114 East Atchison Street


August 2008

Brian Donnelly

1031 West Main Street

 


July 2008

Gloria Baker

Therapeutic Touch Wellness Center

1128 Jefferson Street


June 2008

Harold Kirby and Andrea Spillars

1204 Moreland Dr.

 


October 2008

Don Galbreath and Lisa Castillo

301 East Ashley Street