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Columbia College’s Long-standing Infrastructure


School is in session!  An exciting time for freshman and upper-class men alike. One of the things that may not be a topic that is frequently thought of, is the underground infrastructure and building history of some of the most attended colleges. Understandably so, but in many cases there is a rich historical background to consider.  Such is the case with Columbia College of Missouri.  Did you know that the initial infrastructure was a problem when the school was founded and the first classes were held in an unfinished mansion? The College began as a Christian Female College, receiving its charter from the Missouri Legislature on January 18, 1851, making it the first women’s college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by state legislature. Columbia was also home to Stephens College, founded in 1833 and chartered in 1856. And by that time there were 150 students, including 85 boarders.  Now there are many changes, including renovations to buildings and enhancements to underground infrastructures, as well.  But, many of the late day buildings remain intact. The St. Clair has stood the test of time, as it is the main administration building. St. Clair was built in 1900 from pressed brick and Bedford stone in an Elizabethan style and still a mainstay of the college along with other sturdy infrastructures.


Kansas City and St. Louis, SAVE THE DATE!!

The 88th Annual WEFTEC (the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) is taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, from September 26-30, 2015 and Perma-Liner Industries will be there!  Come check us out.  We will be at booth #804 and we’d like to provide info, as well as, answer all of the questions you may have about trenchless, Cured in Place Pipelining.  It’s our specialty and we want to share it with you.  The conference is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training.