Preservation Day at the Capitol

Join Us at the Capitol

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If you are interested in promoting Missouri’s State Historic Tax Credits and Preservation-Positive Legislation, please join us at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 30th.

RSVP to or call 660-882-5946



2016 Honor Awards

April 21, 2016
State Capitol Rotunda, First Floor
201 West Capitol Drive Jefferson City
11:00 a.m.

Please RSVP by calling 660-882-5946

Attendees include Missouri Preservation members, Awardees and their organizations, as well as legislators. If you need to check on your Missouri Preservation Membership status, please call.


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.


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 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