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James Baughn

Magnolia Hollow: A nice diversion on the way to St. Louis

Posted Friday, October 10, 2008, at 5:12 PM


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  • As usual, a fine job and much appreciated.

    -- Posted by BABE on Sat, Oct 11, 2008, at 1:00 AM
  • James-

    I'm sure you have written about the Old Appleton Bridge in Old Appleton, MO---however, this small town may become part of history in the near future. My final project in preparation for graduation from Southeast's Historic Preservation program was to work with my amazing HP partner to write a National Register of Historic Places nomination. She and I decided to be brave and pick the only non-residential or commercial structure brought to the University as a possible choice---and it was the best decision we could have made. We have combined our strengths(mine:research and writing; hers:"people" skills, technical skills and all around get-go) to bring this nomination to its "Big Day", November 15th, where we will defend our Bridge and the people of Old Appleton in front of the Historic Preservation Committee of Missouri in Jefferson City. This bridge is more than a bridge; it is a part of Old Appleton and its residents and now, a part of me. I would just like to say, I hope it gets the recognition it deserves and that more structures across Missouri and the rest of the United States do as well. Thanks!

    -- Posted by hpgirl23 on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 11:20 AM
  • hpgirl23: That's excellent news. I've been following the reconstruction of the Old Appleton Bridge closely (see my site http://bridgehunter.com/mo/cape/old-appleton/). As one of only a handful of surviving bridges from the 1870s in Missouri, it's more than worthy (in my opinion) for listing on the National Register.

    By the way, if anybody else is looking for an HP project to tackle, let me know -- I've done some research on the "Oldest Concrete Highway In Missouri Still Open To Traffic." Built in 1918-1921, I think that would be a worthy (if obscure) addition to the NR. Look for that in a future blog as soon as I get some better photos.

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Thu, Oct 16, 2008, at 4:16 PM
  • James-

    I am always looking for freelance HP work, especially National Register work, so tell me more about this highway...and if you hear of any other HP projects let me know: asphares@gmail.com. so much for anonymity...haha

    -- Posted by hpgirl23 on Fri, Oct 17, 2008, at 11:40 AM