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Dear Preservation Friends

Petition for Full and Permanent Funding for the Historic Preservation Fund

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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.

HPF Petition

Adding your name is quick and easy. Please sign and share. Thank you.


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Communities in which the Missouri Historic Tax Credits have been utilized. Map Credit: Christina Claggett





Happy Holidays and New Year!


As the new year approaches, we wanted to remind everyone that there is more than one way to GIVE


Interested in Missouri Preservation?

Contact us today to learn more about our organization and how you can help


Missouri Preservation

320 First Street

Boonville, MO 65233








  • The submission deadline for the 2016 Missouri Preservation Honor Awards has passed. The Award ceremony will be held at the State Capital on April 21st.
  • 2016 Places in Peril nominations are welcome. The announcement will be held in July.
  • The Annual Preservation Conference will be held October 19-21 in Hannibal, MO. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in our trade show please contact us today! We will also be accepting nominations for educational sessions, workshops, or tours. If you have any questions let us know.


2016 Honor Awards

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2016 Honor Awards

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]

Updates: November 2015

2016 Honor Awards

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]



2015 Preservation Conference

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

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Missouri Historic Preservation Conference 2015(click on image for more photos)

Mark Your Calendar

2016 Missouri Preservation Conference

Hannibal, MO

October 19-21


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The time has come. Thank you for patiently waiting.

2015 Missouri Preservation Conference Website




Conference Registration



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)




*Note: We’ve been notified that governmental agencies are having trouble viewing the conference website.  Please be assured that our security certificate is up to date and it is safe to register online. If you are unable to access our website, please fill out our 2015 Registration Form and email missouripreservation2@gmail.com or call  660-882-5946 to register over the phone.


Conference Opportunities 

Sponsorship opportunities still available  

Trade-show opportunities still available.

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2015 Places in Peril

2015 Places in Peril Announcement

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.

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Chatillon DeMenil Mansion and Carriage House (photos courtesy of Chatillon DeMenil Mansion)


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:

Esley Hamilton

The Carriage House at Chatillon DeMenil Mansion

HBD Construction

The Lawrence Group

Forsyth Engineering


2015 Places in Peril Map

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

2016 Places in Peril

If there is an endangered historic resource in your city or neighborhood and you would like get the word out, consider nominating a place for next year’s 2016 listing.

2016 Places in Peril Nomination

UnHappy Hour

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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.



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For more information check out Places in Peril 

or call 660-882-5946



Radio Radio…


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


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Missouri Preservation Executive Director Bill Hart and Dr. Arthur H. Mattingly, founder of the Historic Preservation Program at SEMO


Missouri Preservation would like to congratulate Executive Director Bill Hart for being awarded the Arthur H. Mattingly Award in Historic Preservation from the Historic Preservation Program at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. The award ceremony, held Saturday, April 25, is part of the Historic Preservation Society’s annual spring banquet. Named after Dr. Arthur H. Mattingly, founder of the Historic Preservation Program at SEMO, the award recognizes an alumnus of the Historic Preservation Program who has been employed in the field with at least five years of professional experience and has demonstrated distinguished professional work that brings credit to Southeast’s historic preservation program and the profession. Great work Bill on your outstanding achievements!!



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)



  • 2015 Places in Peril nominations have been reviewed and an announcement will be made early summer at an exciting Missouri location. Stay tuned.

  • 2015 Conference nominations for sessions/workshops/tours were due on April 17th. They are being reviewed and selected for the fall conference in Cape Girardeau.

  • Look out for our 2015 Missouri Preservation Conference Save the Dates in the mail.

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2015 Conference

2015 Missouri Preservation Conference

 OCTOBER 21-23, 2015



DEADLINE:   11:59pm FRIDAY, APRIL17, 2015

The date for Session/Presentation/Workshop/Tour proposals for our 2015 Preservation Conference is approaching. If you have an idea you would like to suggest or present, please mail or email it to us by tomorrow, Friday April 17th. This year’s conference is in Cape Girardeau from Wednesday to Friday, October 21-23. Conference session leaders receive free registration for the day of their session. Please fill out the form below. 



(make sure that you have the most up-to-date adobe reader)

email Missouripreservation@yahoo.com or

mail to 320 First Street, Boonville, MO 65233.

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