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.
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.
N·FORM Architecture is a design-oriented architecture firm located on historic C-Street in Springfield, Missouri. Our mission is to provide unmatched service to our clients while collaborating to create innovative and timeless architecture. We approach design by listening to our clients and gathering information to best understand the project needs. After thoughtful analysis of the project data, we utilize technology to present design solutions. This process enables us to produce solutions to meet the requirements of every project. N·FORM provides full architectural services, master planning, grant coordination, interior design, rendering and animation production. Our project experience includes higher education, county government, municipal government, historic preservation, non-profit, religious, and private developer projects. Since our founding in 2007, our dedication to client satisfaction and quality design has lead to steady company growth.
Neal Group Construction provides superior restoration, renovation, and construction services marked by integrity: to our clients, in our design, and in our craftsmanship. Building done well requires artistry. Restoration is a special type of building that requires adherence to the artistic vision of the original builder and a desire to make their work complete again. Our craftsmen and artisans promote these qualities in their work and in their dealings with our clients. We are committed to the preservation of our communities’ historic buildings and the restoration of their sense of self and civic pride. Neal Group Construction “Gives 100-year-old buildings a better next Century”
Historic Preservation Commission: The (HPC) consists of five members and 2 alternates who are citizens of the community. They are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen for staggered 3-year terms. The HPC is responsible for identifying homes and or buildings that show distinctive historic, archeological and architectural characteristics to and of the City and promoting the preservation of these properties. (Section 420.010)
City of Oakland
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 220511, St. Louis, MO 63122
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Founded in 1996, Piper-Wind Architects is an award winning full-service general practice firm located in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Specializing in renovations, new residential, education, commercial, historic preservation, institutional, public and civic projects of all kinds, we are fanatical about restoring and maintaining vintage buildings as a means of preserving connections to the past and to our heritage. We are, at the same time, history buffs and contemporary architects, so we enjoy the challenge of adaptive reuse, in addition to historic preservation projects. Expertise in the Secretary of State’s Standards, preservation technology best practices, and both the Federal and Missouri State Historic Tax Credit application / certification processes, PWA has successfully led many projects through the initial condition assessment, planning, design, application and certification tax credit process. We are also one of the area’s leading architects in restoring Kansas City’s finest and most gracious residential properties in historic neighborhoods, ranging from small renovations to large estates, as well as new homes to fit within historic neighborhoods.
Founding partner Eric Piper focuses primarily on renovation, adaptive reuse and preservation projects for both public and private clients. Currently a board member and officer of Historic Kansas City, he is knowledgeable in neighborhood preservation and urban planning, and considered and expert in adapting historic structures to persons with disabilities.
At Pishny Restoration Services we believe our company is unique in that we invest heavily in education and training with each of our craftsmen. Whether they are our restoration masons, window and door carpenters, our lime putty plasterers, or our cemetery experts, they all receive continuous education from the nation’s most recognized experts in the field. Interestingly we have now found that our specialized knowledge has positioned our company as an industry leader, and are often contacted by preservation architects during the design phase for our input. If you are struggling to find a company with the specialized knowledge and training to restore your historic structure don’t hesitate to contact us. Pishny Restoration Services – Preserving America’s Past for the Future. (7/18)
Post Art Library’s mission is to enrich the community of Joplin by perpetuating Dr. Winfred L. and Elizabeth C. Post’s love of art, architecture, history, and historic preservation through public access to arts-related library resources and services, educational programming, events, and exhibits.
Rivertown Windows is an experienced custom millwork window manufacturer who has been serving distributors, general contractors and home builders for all of their specially shaped wood and aluminum clad windows. Rivertown Windows manufactures and distributes custom historic windows, replacement windows, octagon windows, round windows and aluminum clad windows. Rivertown manufactures high quality custom shaped windows that are delivered on time, within specifications and at attractive prices. Call toll free 866-305-5577 for information on our “Custom Window Distributor” Program. (7/18)
Rosin Preservation is a Kansas City-based historic preservation consulting firm that offers a broad range of preservation services in a multi-state region. Clients benefit from the energy, knowledge and creativity of the Rosin Preservation team. Our intimate understanding of the preservation process, the players, and the rules and regulations add credibility and value to projects. This enables our clients to accurately anticipate the time, costs, and hurdles required to complete a successful project. (7/18)
The Society of Architectural Historians, St. Louis Chapter, holds meetings for the study and observation of architecture and especially architectural history, promotes visits to significant works of architecture, and makes the public aware of the value of the architectural heritage of this region and of mankind. The Chapter maintains a website and publishes a quarterly newsletter containing articles on recent research into the region’s architects and architecture as well as a calendar of architecture related events in the region including exhibitions, lectures, and special tours. The Chapter holds two annual meetings, coordinates lectures about architectural topics and sponsors a series of History Hikes through St. Louis area neighborhoods. (7/18)
St. Louis Design Alliance was incorporated in 1977 and has been under present ownership since 1982. Our experienced professional staff is composed exclusively of individuals holding architectural degrees. In order to maintain continuity and consistency all projects are assigned to one of our teams in the office from start to finish. The size and depth of our staff allows us to maintain production schedules even on substantial projects but without the cumbersome management layers typically associated with larger firms.
Since the 1980’s our client’s projects have frequently taken us outside of the St. Louis metro to locations throughout the United States. We are presently registered in more than fourteen states across the country. We are proud that our resume includes a long-term relationship with several clients.
We provide a full range of architectural services.
In addition we offer interior design services as well as extensive help in programming, master planning, and basic financial feasibility analysis for your project.
Stark Wilson Duncan Architects Inc. (SWD), founded in 1935, is a full-service architectural firm with offices on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. SWD serves a wide range of commercial, residential and public sector clients throughout Missouri and Kansas, with an emphasis on master planning, multi-family housing, historic restoration, health care, and office and restaurant design. In the past 28 years, SWD has developed a proficiency for the master planning, historic renovation, and adaptive reuse of numerous projects throughout the state of Missouri. These projects comply with the Federal Historic Tax Credit and the State of Missouri Historic Tax Credit requirements. This historic renovation experience has allowed SWD to complete over 120 historic renovation projects. (7/18)