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Property Name Moreau Drive Historic District
Reference Number 13000907
State Missouri
County Cole
Town Jefferson City
Street Address Lee St. (1100 block), Moreland Av (1200 and part 1300 block)
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/11/2013
Areas of Significance COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000907.pdf
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The Moreau Drive Historic District, located in Jefferson City, Missouri, is locally significant and is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A in the area of Community Planning and Development and Criterion C in the area of Architecture. In the area of Architecture, the neighborhood represents a significant and intact cross-section of single-family architectural styles and property types which together create a uniform and coherent neighborhood. Several of Jefferson City's most significant examples of early 20th century styles and types are located within the district boundaries. The district is also significant in the area of Community Planning and Development. The core of the historic district, in the Wagner Place and Fairmount Place plats, are Jefferson City's first ' residence parks,' planned suburbs based on designs by one of the nation's most significant early 20th century landscape architecture firms. These places ~e characterized by winding streets which follow and take advantage of natural topography. Mandated setback lines are built into the plats, and lots are generally wide. Outside of these seminal plats, the streets included in the historic district are from the same general period and follow similar principles (illustrating the influence of the original plats).

 

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