We Assist

Missouri Preservation is here to point your in the right direction.

We understand that not every preservationist has a college degree, not every contractor knows the ins and outs of the Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Rehabilitation, and not all people know where to begin when they buy a historic property.

While we are a small staff of one, Missouri Preservation knows a lot of people and resources! Check out the links below and if you can’t find what you need, give us a call or shoot us an email!

Preservation Resource Directory

This directory is intended to help the general public find people with expertise in various aspects of historic preservation, be it planning, design, development, financing, tax credits, National Register nominations or accounting as well as museums, venues and other preservation or history-related organizations.

Historic Buildings and Structures

It is important to understand the basic terminology in the preservation and built-environment. Visit this page to learn more about the terms you may hear the most.

Other Historic Resources

While historic preservation of what we call the “built environment” primarily focuses on buildings and structures, there is also focus on other resources like cemeteries, Native American sites and archaeology, as well as cultural landscapes.

Community Resources

Resources speficic to the needs of a historic community like information on Missouri’s Certified Local Government program, preservation plans, and design guidelines.

Environmental & Safety Considerations

The preservation and rehabilitation of historic resources can sometimes involve contact with hazardous materils and difficult situations. It is important to know how to identify and mitigate if you find yourself in one of these situations.

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places in the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Properties are nominated and approved by a state Advisory Council. Eligibilty is based on a number of criteria. This program is managed by the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office.

Starting Your Research

It can be difficult to determine where to start! Visit this page to learn more about how to start your research process.

Historic Preservation Funding

If we had a dollar for every call we received about funding available for historic preservation, we’d be able to start our own grant fund!

Missouri Preservation does not handle real estate or the selling of historic properties. These listings are a benefit given to members of Missouri Preservation.

We receive calls for support every day! While our services are generally free, our ability to assist is directly linked to the support we receive from our members. Please become a member and help us continue the ability to provide assistance.