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. The directory is made up of major donors to our organization and is intended to recognize these people and companies for their generosity to the cause of historic preservation in Missouri. It is NOT AN ENDORSEMENT of any of the companies or individuals mentioned.
We strongly urge you to obtain competitive bids and get references from contractors, etc. before the start of any building rehabilitation project.
Brown Smith Wallace is the second-largest locally owned, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 240 employees. In addition to audit and tax services, including historic preservation tax credit services, Brown Smith Wallace offers nontraditional consulting services such as risk advisory services, insurance advisory consulting, transaction advisory and litigation support, cyber security, health care advisory services and small business services.
Brown Smith Wallace was named a Top 100 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting, and has been one of St. Louis’ Top Workplaces for the past four years by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The firm was also recognized nationally for the fifth time as a “Best Accounting Firm to Work For” in 2014 by Accounting Today, and was the only St. Louis firm to rank in the top 20 of the 2015 and 2016 Vault Accounting Firm rankings. (7/18)
BSI Constructors in a general contractor and construction manager who specializes in historic preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Please visit http://www.bsistl.com for examples of our work.
Deb Sheals is an architectural historian with more than 20 years of experience in the field of historic preservation. Work during that time has included historical research and documentation for more than 1,500 historic buildings. Research, National Register and Historic Preservation Tax Credit projects have taken her to more than 50 cities, in six states.
Built in 1851, the first house in the elegant Lucas Place neighborhood, the Campbell House was the home of renowned fur trader and entrepreneur Robert Campbell and his family from 1854 until 1938. The museum contains hundreds of original Campbell possessions including furniture, paintings, clothing, letters, carriages and a unique set of interior photographs taken in the mid-1880s. The Museum opened in 1943 and between 2000-2005 underwent a meticulous $3.5 million restoration.
The mission of Carthage Historic Preservation is to advocate for historic preservation at the local, state, and national levels, to demonstrate period-appropriate historic preservation techniques, and to educate our community about the economic, ecological, and cultural benefits of historic preservation.
The Historic Preservation Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council, the Planning Commission and the Zoning Administrator. The Board protects and enhances the City’s architectural cultural, and social history, safeguarding that heritage and promotes the use of historic districts or landmarks as educational and cultural resources for the City.
The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) was established in 1978 by the City of Excelsior Springs. In 1991, Excelsior Springs became a Certified Local Government (CLG). The role of the HPC is to assist the City in the administration of the Historic Preservation Ordinance.The HPC consists of seven members, residents of Excelsior Springs or appointed to serve recommendation of the Historic Preservation Ordinance, all appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The term of each member is three years.
The City of Joplin was one of the first five communities to join the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office’s (SHPO) Certified Local Government (CLG) program. In fact, Joplin was recently recognized for its 30th Anniversary as a CLG. As a CLG, Joplin has the responsibility to enact a historic preservation ordinance, appoint a preservation commission, conduct an ongoing survey and inventory of historic properties, and conduct public outreach and education. Additional information about Joplin’s Historic Preservation Commission can be found here.
The mission of the Sedalia Historic Preservation Commission is to preserve and protect those structures, buildings and improvements which reflect significant elements of the City of Sedalia’s cultural, artistic, engineering, history or other heritage.
Engine House No. 1, Inc. is an architectural firm that specializes in Historic Structure Reports, institutional planning, programming and design with an emphasis on historic preservation, including projects at State, County and not-for-profit organization historic sites. Some of their past projects have received Missouri Preservation’s McReynolds and Preserve Missouri Awards. Principal Marion Smith is Vice President of the Benton Park Neighborhood Housing Corporation and a Board member of Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. She also served on the Board of Missouri Preservation from 2009 through 2018.
Marion studied architecture at McGill University, Montreal and holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. (7/18)
Farnsworth Group is passionate about historic preservation. As a full-service architect / engineer firm with a large office in Webster Groves, Missouri (together with a project office in St. Charles, Missouri), we have been a trusted advisor to both public and private agency clients for well over a century. During the last decade alone, we have had the privilege of working on over 75 historic preservation and adaptive re-use projects, many of which are either National Register properties, or contributing properties in National Register Districts. In 2021, we were honored and delighted to receive a Missouri Preservation award for our historic rehabilitation of Thunderbird Lodge at Missouri’s Washington State Park.
“A Unique Historic House Museum in the heart of downtown St. Louis.” The Field House Museum opened in 1936 as the first historic house museum in St. Louis. Enjoy our free parking lot and take a guided tour of the historic house where you will learn about Eugene Field, the “Children’s Poet”, and his father, Roswell Field, an attorney on the Dred Scott case. Our docents will entertain you with family stories as you immerse yourself in nineteenth century St. Louis. After your tour we invite you to enjoy our expansion where we have rotating exhibit spaces, the Eugene Field Library, and our museum gift shop.
Forsyth Engineering is a professional consulting engineering corporation offering services in the areas of structural engineering, industrial building and industrial structure design, investigations and reports and the preparation of documents for the bidding of construction work. Founded in the fall of 1989, the firm markets its services to other consultants, design-build concerns and owners of buildings and structures in the Midwest and across the country. Current clients include ICL Performance Products LP, Krupp Construction and the Friends of Arrow Rock. (7/18)
The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that was founded in 1967 with the expressed purpose of promoting preservation and restoration of historic structures and other property that illustrate Ste. Genevieve’s early history and culture. The Foundation also supports the acquisition of knowledge concerning the early settlements and its people by maintaining and sharing the area’s history with the public.
In order to accomplish our mission, the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve:
Maintains and presents the 1813 Kiel Schwent historic house as its administrative office, and the location of the Mecker Research Library on its premises, as a source of information on the history of the area.