The 2014 Missouri Preservation Conference is sure to be one of our best ever. Hosted at the historic Elms Resort Hotel & Spa in beautiful Excelsior Springs, the Conference offers a wide variety of educational experiences for both the beginner and the experienced preservationist, with sessions, tours and two day-long advanced training opportunities.
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MISSOURI’S MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES ANNOUNCED MAY 20
Missouri Preservation announced its list of the State’s Most Endangered Historic Places for 2014 at a press conference held at the Henry Blosser House in Malta Bend (Saline County), Missouri. The announcement was be made at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The list of Most Endangered and the Watched Properties list (in no particular order) is as follows:
The Henry Blosser House, Malta Bend – Saline County
Lewis & Clark Branch Library, Moline Acres – St. Louis County
Houston House, Newburg – Phelps County
The Coleman House, Poplar Bluff – Butler County
University of Missouri Campus Properties – Bel Nor – St. Louis County
The Franz Schmidt Cabin – Cape Girardeau – Cape Girardeau County
The Henry Miller House, Bloomfield – Stoddard County
The Phillip Kaes House, Sherman – St. Louis County
The James Clemens House, City of Saint Louis
Greenwood Cemetery, Hillsdale – St. Louis County
The Route 66 Bridge – St. Louis County
2014 Watched Properties List:
Athens Methodist Church – Athens, Clark County
Wheatley-Provident Hospital – Kansas City, Jackson County
The Frank L. Sommer “Cracker” House – St. Joseph, Buchanan County
The Diamonds Cafe – Villa Ridge, Franklin County
School Buildings of Missouri – Statewide
The Kemper Arena – Kansas City, Jackson County
The Russell Hotel – Charleston, Mississippi County
The Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church – Lexington, Lafayette County
The Pelster House Barn – Franklin County
STATEWIDE PRESERVATION HONOR AWARDS
MARCH 6, 2014.
MISSOURI PRESERVATION’S HONOR AWARDS RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE PRESERVATION OF MISSOURI’S RICH AND DIVERSE COLLECTION OF HISTORIC RESOURCES IN THE PAST YEAR. THIS YEAR WE HAD A RECORD NUMBER OF GREAT AND WORTHY NOMINATIONS. THE AWARDS CEREMONY WAS HELD IN THE STATE CAPITOL ROTUNDA ON THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014.
The Rozier Award
Named in honor of Elizabeth McReynolds Rozier, one of the founding members of Missouri Preservation and a noted Jefferson City Preservationist, the Rozier Award was established to recognize individuals who have made significant achievements in the field of historic preservation in Missouri. This is Missouri Preservation’s most prestigious annual award.
The McReynolds Awards
The McReynolds Awards, also named in honor of Elizabeth McReynolds Rozier, are given annually to individuals or groups who have made significant achievements in the field or are in the midst of a long-term preservation project. The McReynolds awards are among the most important awards given out each year by the organization.
Osmund Overby Award
The Overby Award was established in 2003 to recognize published works that contribute to the documentation and interpretation of Missouri’s architectural history. It honors Dr. Osmund Overby, Art History Professor Emeritus and former head of the historic preservation program at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Overby is a nationally recognized leader in historic preservation.
The Preserve Missouri Awards
Presented for the first time in 2000, the Preserve Missouri awards recognize outstanding efforts and projects around the state. Suggested categories include, but are not limited to: Commercial Revitalization, Institutional/Civic Building Restoration, Neighborhood Revitalization, Residential Rehabilitation, Historic Landscape Preservation, Rural Preservation, and Preservationist-in-Action .