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.
HFI is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1969 to meet the need for a local group with broad preservation interest and capable of responding quickly to protect and preserve landmark structures.
FRIENDS OF HISTORIC FLORISSANT, INC.
Historic Florissant operates under by-laws which provide that it is not organized for profit and that no dividends shall ever be shared by its members. The Board is responsible for establishing and implementing its policies and programs. In the event of the dissolution of the corporation, its assets must be given to a similar organization exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Historic Florissant has always considered anyone interested in its purposes and willing to work to achieve its goals as one of its constituents.
Friends of Historic Florissant, through their donations, contribute to the financial needs of the organization and participate in planned activities.
WHAT DOES HISTORIC FLORISSANT DO?
HFI has worked with the city of Florissant and the State Preservation Office to study and survey the cultural resources of the city.
HFI maintains a Resource Center to house research documents for the area and information on technical services relating to preservation, restoration and recycling of buildings.
HFI provides an opportunity for the community to better understand its heritage through tours and special events.
HFI actively participates in preservation activities on the local, state and national level working to preserve landmarks, neighborhoods and historic districts.
With one of the most experienced teams of real estate, development and construction attorneys in Missouri and the Midwest, Husch Blackwell provides an in-depth knowledge to help our clients succeed, no matter how complex the project. Husch Blackwell has been at the center of many of the most iconic development projects throughout St. Louis, Kansas City, and other regions in Missouri. Whether traditional development projects, or more complex projects requiring development incentives, Historic Tax Credits, or other related tax credits, our deep understanding of your industry enables us to help you seize opportunities and overcome obstacles in order to achieve your business objectives. (7/18)
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)
The Kellerman Foundation for Historic Preservation, founded by Bert and Mary Ann Kellerman, exists to encourage and support historic preservation in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois and to connect the community to its architectural, historical and cultural legacy by telling its stories.
KPFF’s St. Louis office, established in 2002, is a recognized expert in the rehabilitation of historic buildings, particularly in the Midwest. We have been involved with scores of rehabilitation projects that involved buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, or that used state and federal historic tax credits. Our experience includes buildings with all structural framing systems common at or before the turn-of-the-century, including brick bearing wall buildings, skeleton frame structures, flat plate concrete, heavy timber, and fireproof and archaic systems developed as ‘fire proof” buildings. Our expertise includes façade review and restoration including brick, terra cotta and sandstone, utilizing the National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs. We have also evaluated all types of foundation systems, and have been involved with major foundation strengthening and underpinning programs.
The mission of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about the American pioneer experience through the life and literature of Laura Ingalls Wilder by providing engaging and authentic experiences; to preserve, protect, and care for the collection and historic buildings; and to sustain the historic landscape.
The purpose of Main Street Chillicothe is to enhance the vitality of the downtown by preservation of its architectural, commercial, and cultural heritage; encouraging education and community awareness of resources available to property and business owners; stimulating economic development through its design, economic vitality, and organization committees; and promoting Chillicothe as an attractive city in which to shop, dine, work, live, and be entertained.
Through community partnerships, Downtown Chillicothe champions the effort to be an experience-driven locale, intriguing residents and visitors alike, where history is celebrated and supported businesses flourish.
Mainline Group Architecture, Inc. proudly produces designs for new and renovated homes, commercial and corporate businesses and educational facilities in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Drawing from decades of experience as architectural designers, interior designers, project managers and general contractors, the firm utilizes detailed hand-rendered sketches and state-of-the-art computer rendering software to communicate our design solutions, aesthetic vision and excitement about the project challenges.
Established in 2000, Mangrove Redevelopment is recognized as a leader in the renaissance of St. Louis’ Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood. Their signature building, the Mangrove, is at the heart of the Grove District. Its restoration is credited with having set new and higher standards in rehabilitation along Manchester Avenue, which has helped to attract new investment to the street and to the area.
At MarksNelson, our professionals have been helping owners and developers of tax credit projects for over 25 years. Our certified public accountants have national firm expertise but provide hands-on local service. We fill the need for responsive high-level advisors on ownership structuring and financial projections to maximize historic tax credits. Whether you need help with planning your project, auditing your project costs for submission to the state, or annual tax return preparation to get your credits “right”, we have staff and partners ready to assist. Our team will walk you through the process, answer your questions, and help you get the results you are looking for. Consulting, Auditing, and Tax Services for Tax Credit Projects – Historic Preservation, Neighborhood Preservation, Affordable Housing, New Markets. (7/18)
Millennium Restoration & Development Corporation is dedicated to preserving the history and grandeur of old city residences and the construction of new homes that replicate the historic architecture of their time. Our commitment extends beyond the renovation of a single building or project, to the redevelopment of neighborhoods. Understanding each vicinity’s objectives and working closely with residents, the Alderperson, other developers, and local agencies is essential in maintaining a strong sense of community and the overall success of our projects. We are extremely proud to have taken on some of St. Louis’ most neglected and unwanted projects. We have successfully redeveloped abandoned shells into grand new homes.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Program (BVCP), under a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. EPA, conducts site-specific environmental assessments of Brownfield properties for public entities such as cities, counties and quasi-governmental entities, as well as for not-for-profit organizations. Properties that are privately owned are only eligible if an application is sent on behalf of the private owner by an eligible entity. The assessments are provided at no cost to the property owner or the eligible applicant. An assessment provides valuable information that can aid in making decisions regarding the future of the property.
Often, local governments acquire contaminated properties through foreclosure for back taxes, land donations, or may own property they would like to sell for redevelopment purposes. These entities sometimes have difficulty finding adequate funding to pay for environmental assessments (All Appropriate Inquiries, Phase I and Phase II Assessments) prior to redevelopment. Often, it is the unknown environmental condition of the privately or publically held property that dissuades developers. The assessments provide the information necessary to move forward with planning, and redevelopment of the property.
The BVCP also offers state oversight for the voluntary cleanup of properties contaminated with hazardous substances. The BVCP is a non-enforcement program designed to help property owners, business operators, or prospective buyers. It provides “closure” when the property is cleaned up to approved specifications and standards acceptable to the state. This “closure” can greatly reduce the environmental liability associated with such properties, thereby facilitating property transactions. (7/18)
The Missouri Humanities Council is a 501c3 statewide organization that bolsters local economic development in rural and urban communities through heritage tourism initiatives, conducts workshops benefitting Missouri veterans and their families, and enhances local communities by funding humanities-based programs, projects, and events through an extensive community grants program. The MHC encourages and supports humanities-related public outreach programming, including teacher education academies and workshops, lecture series, forums, and publications, festivals and living history venues, reading programs for disadvantaged families, and commemorative exhibits highlighting the rich heritage of Missouri. To accomplish these activities, the MHC regularly partners with numerous statewide, regional, and local civic and community organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies. (7/18)
Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) serves as the state coordinating program for communities seeking to revitalize their downtowns, using the Main Street Four-Point® Approach, which is a unified, comprehensive method designed to establish and sustain local revitalization programs within the context of historic preservation. MMSC provides revitalization training, consulting and mentoring services, plus Accreditation reviews for qualifying communities. (7/18)
The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office provides historic preservation services to the citizens of Missouri by administering the National Historic Preservation auto f 1966, as amended, The Missouri Historic Preservation Act of 1991, and other state statues. This includes:
Funding surveys to identify and inventory buildings, sites, structures objects, and districts of historic importance to Missouri;
Assisting property owners who seek to list their properties in the National Register of Historic Places;
Helping communities who want to establish local preservation programs through the Certified Local Government program;
Funding local governments and non-profit organizations to complete community preservation projects;
Providing architectural preservation services to customers who seek technical advice for rehabilitating and retain the characteristics of their historic properties;
Participating in the Section 106 review process;
Developing and overseeing a statewide plan for historic preservation;
Assuming responsibility for historic human remains that are not involved in a legal investigation and advising the public on the protection and preservation of historic burials;
Reviewing permit applications for the salvage or excavation of shipwrecks meeting the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places; and
Assisting the public in preservation outreach and education.
New Horizons Enterprises, LLC is an experienced environmental contracting, consulting, and demolition company. New Horizons provides personalized, experienced, solution-driven consulting strategies to assist clients in effectively addressing their needs. New Horizons can turnkey projects from initial inspections to performing any needed environmental remediation or demolition.