Since its authorization by Congress in 1976, the HPF has done great things for our historic resources by sharing funds with our State Historic Preservation Offices. Many Missouri communities have benefited from our SHPO’s grants and assistance over these forty years. Sign our petition to encourage our US Senators and Representatives to fully and permanently fund the HPF. Follow the link below to the petition page.
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Help us recognize someone in your community by nominating them for one of our Annual Statewide Honor Awards. Learn more about the Awards Program HERE.
Fill out a 2016 Honor Awards Nomination Form
email to PreserveMO10@yahoo.com or mail to: 320 First Street, Boonville, MO 65233
Nominations must be post marked by:
Monday, December 14, 2015 [REVISED DATE]
It’s that time of year to start thinking about Missouri Preservation’s annual Honor Awards. Help us recognize someone in your community by nominating them today. Learn more about the Awards HERE.
Fill out a 2016 Honor Awards Nomination Form.
Nominations must be post marked by Monday, December 14, 2015 [REVISED DATE]
What a BLAST! We had a great time in Cape Girardeau, MO for our annual Preservation Conference. This year has surpassed the past. We had great weather for our tours, interesting speakers for our presentations, and wonderful volunteers. Thank you to everyone who contributed, supported, and participated in the conference. We can’t wait to see everyone next year in Hannibal!
Learn more about the 2015 Missouri Preservation Conference HERE
2015 Conference Partner
The Early Registration deadline has been moved to 10/18/15 by MIDNIGHT!
Please contact us with questions:
(especially if you are having trouble with registration)
Sponsorship opportunities still available
Trade-show opportunities still available.
Missouri Preservation’s UnHappy Hour, which announced the 2015 Places in Peril, was the place to be on Friday, July 24. More than 120 people tightly squeezed into the Carriage House at Chatillon DeMenil Mansion, located in St. Louis, Missouri, in order to hear this year’s listing.Thank you to everyone who attended the press release reception. Missouri Preservation, along with Missouri’s threatened historic resources, greatly appreciates your support.
Instituted as a media campaign in 2000, the program is aimed at calling attention to endangered statewide historic resources threatened by deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, imminent demolition and/or inappropriate development. Formerly known as Most Endangered, this year’s UnHappy Hour celebrated the renaming of the program as ‘Places in Peril’. The re-branding came as a means of highlighting the selected public nominated places because becoming the ‘most endangered’ was not a contest. Once the historic resource is gone, it’s gone forever. By publicizing these places we hope to build support towards each property’s eventual preservation.
Thank you to our 2015 UnHappy Hour Sponsors:
A complete list with photos and descriptions [here]
2015 List of Missouri’s Most Endangered Historic Places: (*re-listed properties)
A. Bend Road Bridge – Pacific, Franklin County
B. Livestock Exchange Building– St. Joseph, Buchanan County
C. Old Calaboose Jail – Elsberry, Lincoln County
D. The Former Faith-Salem Church (7348 W. Florissant) – Jennings, St. Louis County
E. Old Phillipsburg General Store– Phillipsburg, Laclede County
F. Woodside– Maplewood, St. Louis County
G. 100-118 W. Armour Boulevard– Kansas City, Jackson County
H. John R. Myers House and Barn (180 Dunn Road) – Florissant, St. Louis County
I. Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge – Hazelgreen, Laclede County
J. Superior Well Ticket Office – Excelsior Springs, Clay County
K. The James Clemens House– St. Louis, City of Saint Louis*
L. Kemper Military School & College Administration Building – Boonville, Cooper County
M. University of Missouri St. Louis Campus Buildings – Bel Nor, St. Louis County*
N. Phillip Kaes House – Sherman (Castlewood State Park), St. Louis County*
O. Greenwood Cemetery– Hillsdale, St. Louis County*
2015 Watched Properties List:*
The Route 66 Bridge – St. Louis, St. Louis County
The Henry Miller House – Bloomfield, Stoddard County
The Frank L. Sommer “Cracker” House – St. Joseph, Buchanan County
Oak Grove Memorial Mausoleum – St. Louis, City of St. Louis (NEW)
The Diamonds Cafe – Villa Ridge, Franklin County
Wheatley-Provident Hospital– Kansas City, Jackson County
The Kemper Arena – Kansas City, Jackson County
The Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church – Lexington, Lafayette County
Ticket sales for the event will end today (7/24/15) at NOON.
You will be able to sign in and purchase tickets at the door.
THE CARRIAGE HOUSE AT DE MENIL MANSION
THE LAWRENCE GROUP
For more information check out Places in Peril
or call 660-882-5946
Recently, Missouri Preservation had the honor of spending time with KBIA’s Trevor Harris. KBIA is Mid-Missouri’s public radio station located in Columbia, Missouri. Trevor, a former urban planner, is not only the classical music host but takes turns on the Thinking Out Loud episodes. On a sunny day in April, Trever spent a portion of the day at our office and on a site visit. We discussed historic preservation, our upcoming Places in Peril announcement, and visited Glasgow’s Campbell Chapel AME Church, a former Place in Peril (nee Most Endangered)
Check out this great episode which aired 5/5/15 at 6:30 p.m. on KBIA:
Thinking Out Loud: A Preservation Success Story
Missouri Preservation Executive Director Bill Hart and Dr. Arthur H. Mattingly, founder of the Historic Preservation Program at SEMO
Bill Hart is among other winners such as:
David Jackson, author, editor and archivist (2003-2004)
Bridgette Epple, Executive Director of Downtown Washington Inc. (2008)
Donna Jean Rausch, administrator of the Felix Valle State Historic Site in Ste. Genevieve, (2014)
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