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Karen Bode Baxter, Preservation Specialist

Contact: Karen Bode Baxter
Work 5811 Delor Street St. Louis Missouri 63109 Work Phone: 314-353-0593


Since 1993, Karen Bode Baxter has worked as a preservation consultant for property owners, real estate development teams, and architects on historic tax credit applications and National Register nominations in Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma and New York. She has supervised the historic tax credit applications for hundreds of projects, ranging from small houses to commercial rehabilitation projects of all sizes, and costing from $40,000 to $500,000 million. She has supervised the successful completion of more than 160 projects in Missouri by 2008 (10% of the Missouri’s total). Although most of her current projects are in the Saint Louis metropolitan area, she has recently worked on projects in a number of eastern Missouri communities, including Kirksville, Hannibal, Park Hills, Arcadia, De Soto, Cape Girardeau and Ste. Genevieve. She is certified as an historian and an architectural historian with over 35 years of historic preservation experience. She and her staff have worked together listing more than 70 buildings and 19 historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. She completed her doctorate course work in history and historic preservation at Oklahoma State University and she has her Economic Development and Design Certifications from the National Main Street Center’s Certification Institute in Professional Downtown Management. Prior to coming to St. Louis in 1995 she worked for 7 years with historic downtown redevelopment programs connected with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Iowa and Oklahoma. She is currently the president of Missouri Preservation and an Advisory Board Member of Missouri Main Street Connection. (7/18)

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5811 Delor Street St. Louis Missouri 63109

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