Preservation in the News — December

December 2020

December 1
Renovation plans for Moberly’s High School, one of Missouri’s Historic Places in Peril.


December 2
Vandals destroy historic Black church in Missouri on Thanksgiving eve.


December 3
Promoting Historic Ste. Genevieve: Through the Years It has Surely Taken a Village

Rest in Peace, Dwight Weaver, Consummate Lake of the Ozarks Area Historian.

Capitol Restoration Project Reaches Completion


December 5
August Michaelis and his architectural legacy in Joplin.


December 8
Overnight Fire at the Olivia Apartments in Joplin, one of Missouri’s historic Places in Peril for 2020 🙁


December 9
Article on the Mrs. John Isbell House, recipient of a 2020 Preserve Missouri Award, highlights the importance of the Missouri Historic Tax Credit. Read here.

Honoring Tim Conley, the 2020 Rozier Award Winner. Read here.

Op ed on the fire in Joplin’s Olivia Apartments “Our View: Hope and plywood not a strategy for saving downtown buildings

Remembering Our Friend, James Baughn

Missouri Preservation is saddened to announce the sudden passing of our dear friend and board member, James Baughn.

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December 12

A tribute to our board member, James Baugh, from the Southeast Missourian.

Historic Homes and Small Museums Plan Subdued Holidays but Hope Their Stories Ease Pandemic Fears


December 16
A lovely article about a 2020 Honor Award Recipient: The Cain’s Two-Year Renovation of Historic Mrs. John Isbell Home Wins State Preservation Award


December 17
Historic house museums are more than just a pretty facade! Read here.


December 18
More sad news for the Olivia Apartments in Joplin, a 2020 Place in Peril. Read more.

The Olivia Apartments, prior to the December 2020 fire.

Historic ordinance preserved and returned to the Department of Natural Resources: Original Copy of ordinance abolishing slavery preserved and returned to Missouri DNR.