Resources

WEBSITES

 

Cole County Historical Society –  http://colecohistsoc.org

Cole County National Register Listings –  http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/cole.htm

City cemeteries – http://www.jeffersoncitymo.gov/live_play/history_heritage/city_cemeteries.php

Federal and State Historic Tax Credits – http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/taxcrdts.htm

Find a Grave – www.findagrave.com

Genealogy information – http://www.ancestry.com (subscription may be required), http://www.familysearch.org (free)

Jefferson City Government –  www.jeffersoncitymo.gov

Mid-Missouri Geological Information Systems:  http://www.midmogis.org/InteractiveMapIndex.html

Missouri History Museum –  www.mohistory.org

Missouri State Historic Preservation Office – http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/

Missouri State Parks –  https://mostateparks.com

Missouri State Penitentiary –  http://www.missouripentours.com/history.php

National Trust for Historic Preservation – https://savingplaces.org

Newspaper Articles – www.newspapers.com, (subscription required)

Old Munichburg Association –  www.oldmunichburg.com

Old Town Revitalization Company (incentive programs) –  www.oldtownrevco.com

Preservation Research Office in St. Louis – http://preservationresearch.com/resources

Riverview Cemetery – http://www.riverviewjc.com

Sanborn Maps – http://library.missouri.edu/specialcollections/bookcol/sanborn/ or

https://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/sanborn/

LOCAL RESOURCE LOCATIONS

 

Cole County Recorder of Deeds- 311 E High St, #101, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-634-9115

Missouri State Archives- 600 W Main St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-751-3280

Missouri River Regional Library- 214 Adams St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-634-2464

City Hall (building permits and incentive programs)- 320 E McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-634-6410

Cole County Historical Museum- 109 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-635-1850

Want to Live In or Restore a Property in Old Town?

Down Payment Assistance

This program offers up to $5000 to assist with the down payment for first time homeowners purchasing a residence in Old Town.  It is designed to encourage owner occupied homes in Old Town. The property must have been built prior to 1959 and have been vacant or a rental for at least 6 months prior to its purchase.  The property must be valued at no more than $150,000 and become the primary residence of the purchaser for at least five years after the transaction. Applications must be submitted prior to purchase.

For more information on tax reimbursement, call Jayme Abbott, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, City of Jefferson at 573-634-6305 (Direct Line) or 573-634-6410 (Main Line). Additional information can also be found on the City of Jefferson’s website, www.jeffersoncitymo.gov.

Residential Tax Reimbursement

The Residential Tax Reimbursement Program is part of a larger city strategy to encourage prospective homeowners to purchase and live in older homes in the city, particularly Old Town. Individuals who have purchased a home, built prior 1959 that was previously used for some purpose other than exclusively owner-occupied, single-family resident or duplex homes, may be eligible to receive reimbursement of property tax from the city.  Some other eligibility requirements must also be met.

For more information on tax reimbursement, call Jayme Abbott, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, City of Jefferson at 573-634-6305 (Direct Line) or 573-634-6410 (Main Line). Additional information can also be found on the City of Jefferson’s website, www.jeffersoncitymo.gov.

Single Family Loan Program

This loan program offers less stringent eligibility requirements, lower fees (no mortgage insurance), lower down payments and favorable rates to help people purchase a single-family home in Old Town.  To participate, buyers must purchase a residence in Old Town that was built prior to 1959.

Please contact Central Bank, Jefferson Bank, Home Savings Bank, Hawthorn Bank, or Providence Bank for details.

Adaptive Reuse Program

The Adaptive Reuse Program is intended to encourage the transformation of buildings that have out lived their original purpose while still maintaining their unique historical image. An example of adaptive reuse would be the conversion of an old factory into a new apartment building.  To be eligible, one must spend at least $10,000 for the rehabilitation of the property, be ineligible for participation in other City incentive programs, be included in an adopted city plan, and have no delinquent taxes or fees due to the city.  If the eligibility requirements are met, the owner of the building would receive two-year tax reimbursement up to $2,000 and reduced permitting fees for the property.

For more information on tax reimbursement, call Jayme Abbott, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, City of Jefferson at 573-634-6305 (Direct Line) or 573-634-6410 (Main Line). Additional information can also be found on the City of Jefferson’s website, www.jeffersoncitymo.gov.