Downtown St. Charles, MO. How rare it is to find a section of street uncluttered with parked cars, traffic, and power lines. I love cobblestone streets. We’ve got a few in downtown Columbia, but here you’re even more likely to run into traffic and wires and other unsightly clutter. If I could turn back time there are two inventions I would like to erase: the automobile and the television. Cars are a scourge on the earth and TV is a scourge on our culture.