Courthouses Across Missouri
Clark County Courthouse
Historic Preservation continues to be threatened by sections of the Missouri State Legislature. This past session, the Senate, but not the House, passed a bill to divert monies from preservation to fund sports facilities, most of which would be in urban areas. This Bill would have eliminated the funding for Historic Preservation Revolving Fund, one of whose programs was scheduled to work on county court houses and city halls. The Revolving Fund offers the only potential financing for the restoration of these publicly owned historic resources. Thus, some legislators see funding for maintenance and help to rural and urban county court houses as nonessential.