Capitol Avenue: Help Wanted

Capitol Avenue: Help Wanted

“Historic buildings are a part of us. They embody our identity and give us a shared sense of community.”— Anne Green, Executive Director, Historic City of Jefferson Capitol Avenue is sprawling with history, and a few years ago, you could appreciate the history by...
Missouri’s 6 State Capitols

Missouri’s 6 State Capitols

The first seat of state government and capitol of Missouri was located in St. Louis in the Mansion House (on Third and Vine Street) in 1821. The second capitol of Missouri was relocated in the Missouri Hotel (Main and Morgan Street) in St. Charles. The third capitol...
Keeping History Alive

Keeping History Alive

When I drive down the streets of Jefferson City, I can’t help but find myself rubbernecking at what I see. The beauty of the architecture and noticeable history are something that make this city unique. Jefferson City has 44 properties and districts listed on the...
Whaley’s: All in the Family

Whaley’s: All in the Family

For 75 years, we have driven by Whaley’s Pharmacy, many of us not knowing the story. The name Whaley came from the original owner, Red Whaley who purchased the East End Drug Store and renamed it Whaley’s East End Drug. Darryl Hubble, a partner since the late 1970’s...
Decades of Dedication

Decades of Dedication

1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 The following was taken from interviews with a number of the Chamber’s past chairmen on the occasion of the Chamber’s 125th Anniversary. Ralph Kalberloh 1960s CHALLENGES • Jobs • Build overpass over the newly constructed Highway 50 •...