Graduating Student Creates Posters on History of Downtown Cape Girardeau


downtown Cape history brochureCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 22, 2014 – A Southeast Missouri State University historic preservation major has created a series of posters and a brochure about the history of downtown Cape Girardeau in celebration of National Historic Preservation Month in May.

Lindsey Lotz, a graduating senior from Cape Girardeau, researched and created four posters and a brochure about buildings at 120 Broadway, 121 Broadway, 19 N. Spanish and 7-19 S. Spanish.

The posters will be displayed April 25-May 31. The brochures are available at the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, 400 Broadway; Old Town Cape, 418 Broadway; and at businesses in the Downtown Historic District.

The project, Lotz says, brought together Old Town Cape, the Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission and the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau to celebrate Cape Girardeau’s historic Main Street District.

Lotz plans to graduate cum laude from Southeast May 17 with a Bachelor of Science in history, with a major in historic preservation and a minor in history. She will graduate with academic distinction in the Department of History.