Sessions & Schedule

Session descriptions can be found below. Click on the title to view more information about the session and click on the session speaker names to view their bio and/or contact information.

Wednesday, June 7

National Register Nomination Basics
Dining Room
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

1.25 LUs
Staff from the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will discuss the process of listing historic resources on the National Register of Historic Places. Discussion will briefly cover what the National Register of Historic Places is and teh benefits to listing. Emphasis will be placed on the key points for evaluation and common issues to avoid in the application process.

April Scott, Architectural Historian — Missouri State Historic Preservation Office

April Scott is an Architectural Historian and serves in part as a National Register nomination reviewer in Missouri’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).  She has authored, co-authored, and edited several nominations, such as the McCutchen Theatre in Charleston, the Webb Residence in Webb City, and the Father Dickson Cemetery in Crestwood.  She holds an M.A. in Public History: Historic Preservation from Southeast Missouri State University and has experience with window restoration and masonry and has worked for the National Park Service as an author of historic structures reports on backcountry structures in Mt. Rainier National Park.

Building Codes and Preservation
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs

The International Existing Building Code (IEBC) is the most widely used code for existing structures in the United States. Options and requirements for historic buildings are sprinkled throughout four compliance methods that a design professional can select from; which are often supplemented by requirements from the Fire Code and Energy Conservation Code. One and two-family historic residential projects fall under the International Residential Code, which has no specific alternatives for historic buildings. This presentation will present an overview and approach to navigating these compliance methods in order to select the approach most appropriate to the conditions of a particular historic rehabilitation project. Various codes and standards state that actions that would “threaten or destroy the historic significance of a facility” are the trigger mechanism for alternative design treatments. This presentation will look at the specific use of this language in various codes and identify the administrative protocols such as who makes the assessment and the range of technical remedies.

Sponsored by: Mackey Mitchell Architects

Mike Jackson, FAIA, Architect — Association for Preservation Technology

Association for Preservation Technology

What Can the SHPO Do For You?
Dining Room
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

1.25 LUs

Preservation happens on the local level. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) supports local preservation efforts through the Certified Local Government Program and subgrants from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). This presentation will showcase the benefits of the CLG program to local communities followed by an overview of funding opportunities for historic preservation.

Andrew Dial, Preservation Planner and Grants Manager — Missouri State Historic Preservation Office

Andrew Dial is the Grants Manager at the State Historic Preservation Office. His duties include applying for the SHPO’s annual funding from the National Park Service and distributing subgrants to communities throughout Missouri. Andrew holds a PhD in History from McGill University and has been awarded fellowships from Georgetown University, the Fulbright Commission, and the American Philosophical Society.

John Peterson, Certified Local Government Coordinator — Missouri State Historic Preservation Office

John Peterson is SHPO’s CLG/Outreach Coordinator. He promotes preservation in communities by collaborating with local, state, and federal preservation colleagues. John has approximately a decade of experience as an archaeologist having worked with the Bureau of Reclamation in Grand Island, Nebraska; the Nebraska Archaeological Survey at the University of Nebraska State Museum; the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina; and the Center of Archaeological Research at Missouri State University. John has served as the Historic Sites Curator at Jackson County Parks & Recreation, Blue Springs and Senior Historic Site Specialist at the Missouri State Museum. John received two bachelor’s degrees, one in Anthropology from Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, and one in History from Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri. Additionally, John has master’s degrees in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and also Educational Studies from Western Governors University.

What Kind of “Shoes” Does Your Historic Building Wear?
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs

This presentation will go over various building “shoes” aka building foundations that were commonlly found in pre-1950s construction in the central part of the United States. We will discuss various historic building code requirements and compare against curent day practice for similar conditions. This presentation will review obstacles and solutions with justifying older foundation systems that were designed using standards that vary from current code requirements when altering existing buildings. We will also review strenghthening measures and repair detailing for historic renovation and adaptive reuse projects.

Joseph A. Carpenter, PE, LEED AP, Associate – Structural Engineering — KPFF Consulting Engineers

Mr. Carpenter has over 15 years experience in structural engineering, and has worked on many historic building adaptive re-use projects in and around the St. Louis Metro area. Many have included roof top uses from green roofs to rooftop amenities. His experience encompasses small historic park located pavilions to major structures in Downtown St. Louis. In his recent past, Mr. Carpenter has evaluated over 15 buildings for new rooftop uses, and has been involved with at least 4 major projects recently completed with design and/or construction. 

Sarah Jemison-Parr, EIT, Project Engineer – Structural Engineering — KPFF Consulting Engineers

Historic Black Churches of Joplin [TOUR]
Meet @ Scottish Rite Foyer (ticket required)
9:00 – 11:45 a.m.

4 stops at historic Black churches in Joplin: Handy Chapel AME Church, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Trinity Methodist Church, and Unity Missionary Baptist Church. Each tour lasts approximately 20 minutes. SPACE LIMITED, ticket required.

Rediscovering Jasper County’s Abandoned Cemeteries: Two Successful Case Studies
Dining Room
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs

Abandoned cemeteries dot the countryside thorughout Jasper County, mIssoui. Join us on a journey as we discover how these neglected treasures can re-emerge from the bramble. What does it take to bring at-risk cemeteries back from the brink? Peace Church Cemetery, likely the most infamous cemetery in Jasper County, suffered from extreme neglect. Very few of the family plots were maintained and hip-high weeds reigned supreme. In 2014 volunteers embared on a new effort to restore the property. As the City of Joplin’s sesquicentennial approached, efforts to reclaim the cemetery featuring the community’s founding father began at the John C. Cox Cemetery. Late 20th Century efforts laid the foundation for the current restoration work. Passionate leadership, armed with community support and strategic partnerships, can create a sustainable movement to ensure a previously over-run cemetery can thrive. Board governace, succession plans, volunteer management, knowledge of land conservation and cemetery maintenance, funding and grants, engaging events and marketing all play a role.

Rikki Renee Smith — Spill the Tea Genealogy

Several years ago, Rikki Renee Smith discovered several family members had been laid to rest in historic Peace Church Cemetery outside of Joplin.  From that day to this, she has supported volunteer efforts to maintain the cemetery, increase funding, engage partner organizations, and reach out to the community.  Eventually, Rikki’s questions about the John C. Cox Cemetery, burial place of Joplin’s founder, led her on a quest to recover that cemetery from the overgrowth. Quite unexpectedly, she’d discovered her passion for local history, genealogy, cemeteries.  Rikki serves on several related boards and committees: Peace Church Cemetery, John C. Cox Cemetery, Jasper County Cemetery Preservation, Joplin Celebrations Commission (!50th Anniversary).

Green Historic Preservation: Resilience Into the Next Century
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs
Human kind’s existence depends upon our ability to adapt and mitigate the impacts that climate change has on our communities, regions, countries and planet as a whole. Preserving historic buildings is a tool that communities can use to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change. Retrofitting ahd rehabililitating historic buildings with LEED standards creates a circular economy that helps cities reduce their carbon emissions, increases their resilience and promotes a new way to economic growth and healthy living.

Sponsored by: Building Preservation LLC

Carolina Neal — Neal Group Construction

 Jeff and Carolina Neal are pioneers in the revitalization of Joplin’s Historic Downtown. They received the first City of Joplin Façade Grant in 2005 for the Columbian Building at 418-420 S Main Street. Their construction (Neal Group Construction, LLC) and development (Commons Based, LLC) companies have led more than 100 commercial projects and have grown into one of the region’s most experienced historic rehabilitation companies. 

Jeff and Carolina recently finished the sustainable restoration of two nationally registered historic buildings which received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certifications. These projects are a testimony of acting locally but thinking globally, it generates clean solar energy in downtown, harvests rainwater as part of the irrigation system for the green patio and uses the most efficient processes in its operating systems. This green emphasis on historic restoration is a natural outgrowth of what the Neal’s have always believed: “the greenest building is usually the one already built” (C. Elefante). Working in conjunction with talented craftsmen, they strive to give 100-year-old buildings a better next century! 

Jeff and Carolina Neal have Masters’ Degrees from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston. Their international and political studies, as well as substantial international work experience, have developed an extensive knowledge of how a government works which they use to their clients’ advantage. Those clients have received over $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds, over $2 million in Brownfield Environmental Tax Credits, $6 million in State Historic Tax Credits, and over $5 million in Federal Tax Credits for their projects. 

The Neal’s are active speakers educating different audiences about the sustainable benefits of historic preservation. Some of their local talks are – Historic Sustainable Joplin for the Rotary Club of Joplin on July 20th, 2017 and –Celebrating Earth day: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle Historic Buildings for Missouri Southern State University on May 1st, 2019. At a regional level: “Renovating and Re-purposing Old Buildings” for the Community Betterment Conference in St. James, MO on April 12, 2018, and “Main Street Redevelopment-21st Century Communities through Infill Redevelopment” for USGBC Impact Conference in St. Paul, MN on April 1, 2018. Oklahoma University Environmental Colloquium Speakers May 2020. 

OPENING PLENARY & KEYNOTE — The Importance of Telling Your Story
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Preservation needs people. With the number of historic buildings being demolished at an alarming rate, it’s more important than ever to inspire future generations of specialized tradespeople, DIYers, academics, and activists. In this seminar, Stacy Grinsfelder will share anecdotes from her many interviews with people just like you who are helping to grow the preservation community through storytelling and teaching. Stacy will share tips and tricks to tap into your unique experiences and amplify them to advance the movement.

Sponsored by: Neal Group Construction & Commons Based Development

Stacy Grinsfelder, Host of the Podcast True Tales from Old Houses

Since 2014, Stacy has been writing the Blake Hill House blog, documenting the restoration and rehabilitation of her historic 1800s home. Stacy is also the producer and host of the podcast True Tales From Old Houses. She launched True Tales From Old Houses in 2018 to connect and share stories with old house lovers and devoted DIYers. The goal of the show is equal parts entertainment and education. Since the launch, Stacy has become a trusted voice in the old house community.

Stacy and her husband Andy have four children. They currently split their time between Blake Hill House in Western New York and Salt Lake City. Stacy is an avid runner, frequent traveler, and enthusiastic extrovert.

Thursday, June 8

Leveraging Social Media, A Panel Discussion
Dining Room
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Social media has grown to play a very important role in our ability to advocate for historic preservation and educate the masses. Join our panelists for a lively discussion on how they utilize social media to share their stories, from Facebook and Instagram to reels and tiktoks. Questions are encouraged and a box to submit questions for the panelists will be available in the trade show area on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Sponsored by: Rosin Preservation

John Rodgers, Phoenix Preservation & Consulting @phoenix_preservation

Stacy Grinsfelder, Host of the Podcast True Tales from Old Houses and owner of @BlakeHillHouse_

Kaitlyn McConnell, Ozarks Alive

Water Towers: History, Typology and Identification
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs

Municipal water towers and stand pipes are landmarks in many communities, and are often among the first visible sights of smaller communities. This session will explore the history of these structures and their role in the municipal water system. We will also explore their changing typology, and how advances in engineering influenced their design. Participants will learn how to research municipal water systems and individual water towers, major companies involved in water tower construction in Missouri, basic typology and construction eras of water towers.

Karen Daniels, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist — Missouri Department of Transportation

P. O. Box 270 | Jefferson City, MO 65102
Karen Daniels has been with the Missouri Department of Transportation since 2001, doing project-level Section 106, Section 4(f) and NEPA for built environment resources. In addition to working on individual projects, she has completed mitigation for several architectural and bridge resources. She has worked on statewide and thematic Section 106 programmatic agreements for bridges allowing for mitigation of these resources as a type with a related history, instead of as individual resources, allowing for better preservation outcomes which benefit the community.

She worked for the Southeast Tennessee Development District between 1989 and 2001. While there she worked with federal historic preservation programs, completing federal tax credit applications, city and county-wide surveys, assisting communities with Section 106 responsibilities and completing more than 25 National Register nominations. She also assisted local communities develop museums, heritage tourism programs and local historic preservation programs. In addition, she worked with state and regional arts and recreation programs benefiting local communities. The Chickamauga-Chattanooga Civil War Sites Assessment, done with the National Park Service for properties associated with the battles for Chickamauga and Chattanooga, but located outside the boundaries of the military park, won a Battlefield Preservation Award.

She is currently serving on a National Cooperative Highway Research Program oversight panel for Project 25-62: Improving the Efficiency and Consistency of Section 106 Compliance for State DOTs: Strategies for Project-Level Programmatic Agreements and Postwar Commercial Properties. When complete, this project should provide state DOTs national guidance on addressing post-World War II commercial buildings and is Chair for Project 25-65: Successful Approaches in Preparing Convincing Section 106 Effect Determinations.

She has a Bachelor’s degree from the Southeast Missouri State University Historic Preservation Program and a Master’s degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University.

Lime Plaster: Conservation, Repair, and Renewal of Historic Plasterwork
Dining Room
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs

Lime plaster was a standard interior wall finish for thousands of years. But like so many traditional building products and construction techniques that predate the early twentieth-century, traditional plaster of lime, water, and sand is largely forgotten and therefore dismissed by present day construction trades that have never encountered it. Preservation of the authenticity and functional integrity of historic construction demands a re-appreciation of this time-tested material. Failure to understand the subtle distinctions between present-day gypsum-based plaster and historic lime plasters can compromise performance, appearance, and longevity of remedial efforts at historical conservancy.

Sponsored by: Mangrove

Frank Rosario, Senior Technical Manager — TRIVERS

Drawing on over 40 years of professional experience in the science of building construction and materials, Frank serves as Trivers’ Senior Technical Director. As such, he consults on projects throughout the firm lending his expertise on technical detailing and specification on all stages of project development. His diverse experience includes new, renovation, and adaptive reuse projects for corporate, institutional, and multi-family occupancies. He has special interest in and is a published author and speaker on the preservation and restoration of historic masonry. Frank excels in pencil sketching and photography and enjoys serving on the Meetings Planning committee of the St. Louis Chapter of AIA. He is a registered architect in the State of Missouri and a LEED Green Associate.

Eric Aulbach, Owner/Plasterer — Plastering by Eric Aulbach, Inc.

Eric has 40 years plastering experience in the repair and restoration of walls, ceilings, and ornament original to historic homes and businesses of the greater Saint Louis area. A self-described “Plaster Geek,” Eric’s body of work spans the gamut of Traditional plaster installations including interior/exterior lime plaster and stucco, Venetian plaster, patchwork, veneer, craft textures, and cast ornamental cornices and medallions. Eric is a passionate advocate on behalf of traditional materials and techniques, and a mentor and role model for other artisans committed to maintaining the region’s legacy building arts.

Rehabilitating The Oliva Apartments [TOUR]
Meet @ Scottish Rite Foyer (ticket required)
Two Opportunities to attend: 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. — OR — 1:45 to 4:30 p.m.

AIA LUs Pending
The 5-story Olivia Apartments opened in 1906 as an apartment hotel for wealthy clientele visiting Joplin. Patrons were treated to luxurious finishes and state of the art amenities, differentiating the Olivia from other apartment hotels in the city. The building housed 34 apartments, as well as a dining room and kitchen on the top floor. The building was continuously inhabited until 2006 when the City of Joplin declared it unsafe. In December 2020, a fire destroyed most of the 5th floor and the main stairs/circulation core, leaving the building open to the elements. In 2021, the building began to be rehabilitated, utilizing both state and federal historic tax credits. /This active session will provide a walking tour of the building to show the transformation since work began in 2021. Neal Group Construction’s CEO Jeff Neal will lead the. tour with other members of the rehabilitation team, including the historic tax credit consultants from Rosin Preservation, to discuss the details of the project. Closed toed shoes recommended.
2 opportunities to attend!!!!
Sponsored by: Corner Greer & Associates, Inc. & Green House LLC

Jeff Neal, Owner — Neal Group Construction

Ryan Reed, Tax Credit Coordinator — Rosin Preservation

[CANCELED] Move It or Lose It
Dining Room
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs

Saving historic structures… leave them where they are and lose them to the bulldozers, or move them? Buildings with histories in Saint Louis County were headed towards a landfill if something wasn’t done. For over 36 years speaker Jesse Francis oversaw the movement of eighteen houses, barns and commercial buildings to Faust Park Historic Village in order to save them from the wrecking ball. This session will review a number of buildings saved via relocation and the discussions and technical requirements behind the process.

Jesse Francis, Cultural Site Manager — St. Louis County Parks

Raising the Roof — Hidden Details of Historic Roofing Systems
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs

Let’s explore the components of historic roofing systems (slate, clay tile, and copper) and how they’re constructed. Once we’ve identified the various roofing systems, we can learn how to identify problem areas and concerns, and how to best address them.

Brian Lockie, Business Development Specialist — Renaissance Historic Exteriors

Interpretation in Preservation: Creating Educational Programming Around the Built Environment
Dining Room
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Learn about multiple different types of educational programs and how they can benefit and help advocate for your historic sites. From tours to hands-on educational programs, you’ll be presented with a wide range of interpretive resources that can help you communicate the history and importance of your preservation projects. You’ll get to participate in short hands-on example programs for a first-hand look at how you can put interpretation in preservation to action!

Jacob Stotler, Board Member, Missouri Preservation

Lauren Baker, Cuivre River State Park

Friday, June 9

A Guide to Missouri’s Roadside Parks
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

1.25 LU
This session will explore the roadside parks that dot Missouri’s state highways and help participants understand their history and development. The session will discuss the common features of pre-World War II and Post-World War II roadside parks, how and wy they are different, and the difference between roadside parks, scenic overlooks and roadside tables. Unique features of some of Missouri’s roadside parks will be highlighted and discussed.

Karen Daniels, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist — Missouri Department of Transportation

Ashley Porter, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist — Missouri Department of Transportation

Missouri Department of Transportation
P. O. Box 270 | Jefferson City, MO 65102
573.526.7907 (office)| 573.508.2227 (cell)
Ashley Porter started working in the field of historic preservation in May 2016 with the Missouri Department of Transportation. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Certificate in Archaeology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master of Science in Applied Anthropology from Missouri State University in 2017. She has had internships with the United States Forest Service-Mark Twain National Forest and with Missouri Department of Transportation. She currently works with historic bridges, roads and architecture and Section 106 and Section 4(f).

Tyler Holladay, Intermediate Historic Preservation Specialist — Missouri Department of Transportation

Office: 573-526-3598 | Cell: 573-508-2892
Tyler Holladay has been working in the field of historic preservation since 2019 with the Missouri Department of Transportation. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation at Southeast Missouri State University in 2018. He had an internship with the St. Charles County Historical Society researching and writing architectural descriptions for their annual house tour. He currently works on Section 106 and Section 4(f) for bridges and architecture.

Revitalizing Vacant Buildings: Incorporating Community Needs for Successful Reuse Planning
Dining Room
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs
Projects bringing new life to historical structures often face significant environmental concerns. Many of these buildings contain hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead based paint, petroleum products, pesticides, heavy metals, etc. The specter of hazardous chemical contamination may have contributed to former owners abandoning the property, lending institutions reluctant to provide financing for purchase and redevelopment, and developers avoiding investment in the properties. Despite the opportunities they represent, these “brownfield” sites remain vacant due to real or perceived hazardous substance contamination and liability. The Brownfields Assessment Program provides technical assistance to help communities assess and remediate properties, and can provide environmental assessments at no cost. The Technical Assistance to Brownfields program (TAB) at Kansas State University helps communities address their blighted properties by providing several free services, such as “visioning”, where the community brainstorms potential future uses of a property and a conceptual drawing of the favored reuse is developed. In early 2023 KUS TAB facilitated the reuse visioning of the former Joplin Union Depot. Conceptual reuse plans were developed as a part of a class project within the South Dakota State University School of Design, a KSU TAB partner. Process and outcomes of this project will be presented as a case study

Sponsored by Stark Wilson Duncan Architects, Inc.

Jacob Rohter, Outreach Coordinator — Missouri Department of Natural Resources: Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Program

Jacob Rohter joined the Missouri Department of Natural Resources team in 2013, where he now works as an Outreach Coordinator for the Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Program. He helps Missouri communities redevelop underutilized or potentially contaminated properties by connecting needs to available resources. Jacob moved to Rolla in 2011 after receiving a degree in Environmental Science from Washington University in St. Louis. When not on the job, you might find him tinkering in his workshop, paddling on the river, or daydreaming of buying a dusty old warehouse full of ancient bicycles.

Toni Prawl, State Historic Preservation Officer — Missouri State Historic Preservation Office

Sabine Martin, PhD, President — CTOR Solutions, Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB)

Lori Haun, Executive Director — Downtown Joplin Alliance

Main Street: Preservation in Action
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs
What is Main Street? Main Street is preservation, in action. This session will focus on the Main Street 4-point approach and how this meothodology has successfully been utilized in over 2000 communities across the United States to revitalize older, traditional districts.

Ben White, Senior Program Specialist — Missouri Main Street Connection

Ben has been working as the Program Outreach Specialist for Missour Main Street Connection since 2019. He previously served as teh director of Main Street Chillicothe. He ahs a B.S. in Historic Preservation and a minor in Archaeology from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Adminstration with a Community Planning Certificate from the University of Illinois — Springfield. He loves traveling and exploring hte world with his beautiful wife, Alicia.

Setting History Wright: Community Christian Church Historic Structure Report
Dining Room
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs

Historic structure reports are important preservation planning tools. They document the current conditions of a historic property, outline critical repairs required, and provide a list of treatment recommendations to protect the structure and help guide future projects. Beyond that, these reports thoroughly document a historic property’s history and record how the property has changed over time. This research leads to a greater understanding of the property and its character-defining features to ensure future work doesn’t damage the place’s historic integrity. This session will look at the importance of historical research, how to collect this information and decipher it. Sometimes this research can lead to setting history right, like the Historic Structure Report of the 1942 Frank Lloyd Wright Community Christian Church that will be used as an example

Sponsored by: Rivertown Windows

Amanda E. Moore, AIA — Independent Historic Preservation Consultant

Amanda Moore is a preservation consultant in Kansas City, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University and a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland – College Park. She combines her passion for history with diverse experience in architectural design and historic preservation. She has been involved in every phase of the architectural processes, specializing in restoration, rehabilitation, and historically compatible new design projects. In addition, she has knowledge of historic building research and documentation, building assessments, and developing treatment recommendations that comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. She has written over twenty-three assessment, schematic design, and historic structure reports, including the Community Christian Church Historic Structure Report and the Missouri State Capitol Historic Structure Report (the report was written while she was at STRATA Architecture).

Tour of Joplin’s Union Depot [TOUR]
Meet @ Scottish Rite Foyer (ticket required)
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

More information coming soon. Recommended that you attend Revitalizing Vacant Buildings sessions prior to tour. Space limited. Signed waiver required to attend.

Sponsored by: The North Taylor Fund

Endagered Properties Program — Saving Your Community’s Historic Treasures
Dining Room
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

1.25 LU | HSWs

Learn how the Downtown Joplin Alliance has intervened in the local real estate market over the last five years by purchasing threatened historic buildings using options, bargain sales, or property donations, and finding preservation-minded buyers for them. Using their feasibility study as an example, they will share how they created this revolving fund. They will report on successes to date, and the studies and reports they have needed to market these properties locally and across the region. They will highlight their first few projects and share the highs and lows in undertaking these real estate deals.

Sponsored by: Southwest Missouri Bank

Lori Haun, Executive Director — Downtown Joplin Alliance

State Historic Tax Credit Program Overview & Updates
Dining Room
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Representatives from the Missouri Department of Economic Development will provide an overview of the Missouri STate Historic Tax Credit program. This will include an introduction to the recent changes in the cost certification process.

Sponsored by: MarksNelson

Kaitlyn Thomas — MO Department of Economic Development

Deputy Division Director, Business and Community Solutions

Cathy Wade — MO Department of Economic Development

Redevelopment Finance Manager

Window Workshop (Introductory) [WORKSHOP]
Meet @ Scottish Rite Foyer (ticket required)
1:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Held at the Handy Chapel AME Church. Space Limited!

Wood. Glass. Putty. Paint. These are the simple components that combine to make a historic wood window, but for many stewards of old homes and buildings, the ins and outs of repairing, restoring, and maintaining original windows can seem anything but simple — it can feel downright mystifying. Join John Rodgers of Phoenix Preservation and Kelsie Gray of Kiss My Sash as they discuss the hows and whys of evaluating, repairing, restoring, and maintaining original wood windows, along with a special emphasis on how to stretch your time and/or monetary resources by prioritizing repair work, mitigating further deterioration, and protecting your investment for future generations to come. The historic Handy Chapel AME Church will be used as a learning lab for this session!

Sponsored by: STRATA Architecture + Preservation

John Rodgers, Owner — Phoenix Preservation & Consulting

Kelsie Gray, Owner — Kiss My Sash Historic Wood Window Restoration & Repair

Missouri Preservation is proud to be a continuing education provider for the American Institute of Architects.