Jefferson City’s enduring legacy: the Lohman’s Landing Building

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Jefferson City’s title for oldest building goes not to a grand residence, but to a bustling center of commerce called the Lohman’s Landing Building. Built around 1834, this whitewashed structure stands as a testament to the city’s steamboat era. Originally serving as an inn, store, warehouse, and agent headquarters for steamboat companies, it bustled with loads of action and activity. Today, the Lohman’s Landing Building, part of the Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, operates as a commercial building. Visitors can admire its well-preserved exterior and step back in time, imagining the lively riverfront scene that unfolded over 180 years ago.

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