Preservation in the News — July 2020

July 2020

We know not everyone is on social media where we frequently share news stories so starting this month, we’ll be posting the same links here to our website!

July 1
Enjoy the beauty of historic buildings at your own pace in a socially distanced walking tour of Downtown Chillicothe! Historic Downtown Walking Tour in Chillicothe Includes 23 Buildings

July 6
Historic Mill Site Park Preparing for Moscow Mills’ Bicentennial

July 7 (archived post pulled from June 9, 1994)
Home Town Preservationist: Jeannine Schuenemeyer and her love for Scott County History

July 7
Carolee Hazlet, Historic Preservation Commission member and Missouri Preservation board member, advocates for preservation of the former Moberly Junior High School building.
City Takes Over Old Moberly Junior High Building

July 9
Stir crazy during the pandemic? How about a lovely drive? When it comes to history and local travel, our board member James Baughn with the Southeast Missourian always delivers! Photo of Old Appleton Bridge by James Baughn

July 10
Guided History Walking Tours Offered by Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis

July 13
Missouri Film Office Seeks Rural Areas for Film Shoots

July 14
Missouri State Parks Announces 2021 Round for Historic Preservation Fund Grants

July 15
Historic Theater Building in Missouri Collapses After Storms

July 15
Upcoming Downtown Organization to Focus on Revitalization in St. Joseph!

View this post on Instagram

This #TransformationTuesday is the Atkins-Johnson Farmhouse in Gladstone, Clay County, recipient of a 2011 Preserve Missouri Award. From 2011 Honor Awards description: "The Atkins–Johnson Farmhouse is a rare 19th rural resource that has survived the rampant suburbanization of Clay County. The City of Gladstone purchased the house in 2005 to save it from demolition. The Friends of Atkins-Johnson was formed and charged with restoring the property to create a local history museum and event facility. Initial stabilization by the City replaced the roof and reconstructed the historic front porch. The Friends undertook a more-comprehensive restoration in 2010 that addressed the entire shell of the house. Layers of non-historic fabric were peeled away to reveal the hand-hewn logs and limestone chinking of the original 1825 cabin. The structure was reclad using as many salvaged clapboards as possible. The historic windows and doors were restored and custom wood windows were fabricated to replace non-historic units. New interior wood storm windows provide additional energy efficiency. Masonry repairs addressed the large chimneys that had started to pull away from the house. A highly efficient ground-source heat pump HVAC system was installed, and new electrical wiring was run from the outside (while the sheathing was off) to minimize disruption of the historic plaster. With its exterior restored, the Atkins- Johnson Farmhouse is ready to face its next century." #ThisPlaceMatters #missourihistory #farmhouse #historicfarmhouse #ClayCoMissouri #GladstoneMO

A post shared by Missouri Preservation (@missouripreservation) on

July 22
Coming: Restoration of the Historic Concourse Colonnade in Kansas City

Colonnade Restoration on the Horizon

Photo from Kansas City Parks

July 22
Congress Passes Great American Outdoors Act, Move’s to Trump’s Desk. Headed to the President’s desk, the Great American Outdoors Act would benefit natural resources, national parks and historic sites.

July 25
Project Moves Forward. Commemorating the Plank Road, which connected Ste. Genevieve, Missouri’s oldest non-native city, with the mineral area.

July 27
Miller County Bridge Approved for Nomination to National Register of Historic Places

July 30
10 Ways to Research Your Home’s History with the National Trust