THE GOLDEN AGE OF JHS ~ 1961 ~ Page III
On July 12, 1962, Mayor Tom Crowe demolished the Jefferson city square. On Saturday, July 14, he was admonished and censured by the Jefferson City Council. He was blocked from any more demolition or construction on the square until the council decided what improvements they wanted to make from that point. Eventually, the square as it is today was the compromise result between the mayor and the council.