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Thinking Out Loud: Cleaning Up Columbia and Good-bye to the James

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A sign rests in the lobby of the James Apartments last weekend. On this episode of Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Trevor Harris talked with volunteers who salvaged materials last weekend from downtown Columbia's James Apartments.

On this week's episode of Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Darren Hellwege visited with City of Columbia Volunteer Coordinator Leigh Contwitz about the upcoming Clean-Up Columbia event and other volunteer opportunities. Trevor Harris also filed a story from the James Apartments about a local group working to salvage architectural elements from the 1903 structure before its planned demolition.

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Trevor Harris talks with several volunteers who labored last weekend to salvage architectural elements from the James Hotel, a structure a 124 South Tenth Street in downtown Columbia that is threatened with demolition to make way for new student housing.

 New episodes of Thinking Out Loud air each Tuesday evening at 6:30 on KBIA 91.3 FM.

"Deconstructing" the old Winn Hotel in Columbia, MO, to save historical pieces. Here the workers are removing a unique Murphy table that folded into the wall. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Clyde Bently / Missouri School of Journalism

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