Sessions

Below is a list of sessions at the 2020 Conference. Please pardon any missing information as we work to update the site.


Wednesday, June 3rd

8:30 — 9:45
Replacement Windows: Managing Compromise Within the Framework of the Standards

John Sandor
1.25 AIA HSW
Window replacement that can be seen to meet the “Standards” starts with documentation of existing conditions and includes details of a proposed windows as well as how it will be installed. Given the imperfect match of most replacement products, we will consider the relative importance of the many components of a window in determining its overall visual effect. What are the various levels of replacement, and when is each appropriate? How might review for federal tax credits differ from what is reasonable for small-town local design review?

Sponsored by Rivertown Windows

Art and Architecture of the Capitol (until 11:30)

Sponsored by R.G. Ross Construction Company, Inc.

10:15 — 11:30
Tax Credit 101

Karen Bode Baxter, Bill Hart
1.25 AIA LU
This session will provide the very basics of the Federal and Missouri State tax credit programs. Discussed will be the determination of eligibility for proposed projects and basic requirements of the program, including the documentation of existing conditions, and describing the scope of work as it adheres to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for rehabilitation work. Work on a draft application will be included, and accounting and cost documentation/verification practices will also be discussed

Sponsored by Blackline Design + Construction

Restoration and Reconstruction Photogrammetry: Forensic Design Basics

Michael Engelbert Griffin, Brad Belk
1.25 AIA HSW
“Forensic Design Basics” is an introduction to the exploration of more accurate approaches to reconstruction of missing or compromised historic fabric. Statewide project examples will cover storefronts, balconies, dormers, window details and other miscellaneous, yet important aspects of executing a more authentic look on difficult projects. Physical evidence, photogrammetry techniques and even aspects of traditional design thought will be used to better inform architects, preservationists, developers and homeowners.

Lunch out on the Town 12:00 — 1:30
Tour at Quaker Window Factory (bus leaves at 11:40)

John Sandor, Gary Shinault, Chris Dickneite
3 AIA HSW
Guided tour with transportation, lunch, and refreshments provided
Take a 35 minute bus ride to Freeburg, MO to tour and witness the complete manufacturing process of historically correct aluminum window products. Included is a short presentation by John Sandor of the National Park Service to demonstrate how manufactured components such as those visible during the tour can be used to replicate existing window materials. Following will be a presentation by Gary Shinault and Chris Dickneite of Quaker Window Products explaining the important aspects of the manufacturing process, and how newly manufactured thermally efficient window products can be produced to meet historic replication requirements. A guided tour will then ensue which walks attendees through the complete manufacturing process of new window products, from insulated glass units, to powder coat finishing, to assembly and accessory application of pre-manufactured historically correct aluminum windows.

Sponsored by Dalco Industries, Inc.

1:45 — 3:00
Mail Order Kit Homes of the Early 20th Century

Jenny Smtih
1.25 AIA HSW
This is brief overview of the kit homes industry in the first half of the 20th century. Potential homeowners could select their dream home out of the Sears, Roebuck and co. catalog and pay a nominal down payment. In 4-6 weeks their home would be delivered by rail in 30,000 pre-cut pieces with a 76 page instruction manual. The kit included pre-cut lumber, saving builders considerable labor at a time before home electric saws; framing, siding, lath, flooring, and roofing material, doors, windows, hardware, weights, nails, paint….everything down to the doorbell. These homes were soundly constructed and many are still standing. Old growth pine, cypress, cedar, maple, and oak were widely used. Sears was the most successful the kit-home companies having sold around 75,000 kits between 1908 and 1940.

Sponsored by Historic City of Jefferson

A Natural Disaster Hit Your Tax Credit Project — How To Recover

Chris Johnston, Mike Marsh, Kari Wolff
1.25 AIA LU
Projects that use tax credits as part of their financing can have big challenges when weather or other unpredictable events cause damage. How do you recover financially and what happens to the tax credits claimed by the owner and investor? What about the physical building space? Who and how to determine if it can be rebuilt or not? We will review the basics of the federal tax credit program and how the credits flow through to the owners/investors. We will walk through an factual example of an historic multifamily building that used federal and state historic tax credits as well as federal LIHTCs as funding sources and how they resolved their situation.

Missouri Rocks! Building Stone in the Show-Me State (until 4:30)

Julia Manglitz
Stone is one of the most enduring and ancient materials used to construct buildings. Missouri has an abundance of stone types that have been quarried within the state boundaries. We will discuss the history of stone production in Missouri; the quarries lost (and rediscovered!), the challenges of re-opening a quarry, and the quarrying process. Determining how to properly specify stone, including the finishes needed to match historic patterns, will also be discussed. This session will also include a demonstration of stone finishing.

Sponsored by Deb Sheals, Building Preservation LLC

3:15 — 4:30
Architectural Resources at the State Historical Society of Missouri

Rachel Forester, Elizabeth Engel
1.25 AIA HSW
The State Historical Society of Missouri is home to numerous collections concerning the built environment. These collections include the records of architectural firms, the papers of local architects, and nearly seventeen thousand sets of architectural drawings documenting residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional structures not only in the state of Missouri, but also throughout the country. During this session, attendees will hear about the vast architectural and landscape architecture collections held by The State Historical Society of Missouri. Attendees will learn what resources are available, how to conduct research, and how to gain access to the collections.


Thursday, June 4th

8:30 — 9:45
DIY: Your Guide to Establishing Preservation Awards in Smallish Communities

Jill Sullivan, Emily Frankoski
During this session, attendees will learn how the Joplin Historic Preservation Commission in Joplin, MO developed the criteria for and established a preservation awards program in their small-ish community. This presentation will include information about organizing and managing an awards program, DIY tactics, and tips for community engagement, as well as briefly profile the namesake recipients of Joplin’s first awardees.

National Register Documentation: Thinking Through the Long-Term Implementation of Listing on the NRHP

Karen Daniels, Ashley Porter, Tyler Holladay
1.25 AIA LU
People list resources on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) for a variety of reasons — pride and wanting to utilize tax credits being common reasons. Years after the resource was listed on the NRHP the listing is still used as a planning tool by local governments and by federal agencies. The information included in the NRHP nomination is very important to these end-users. This session will discuss some common end-use issues with NRHP documentation, common deficiencies in the documentation, and how to overcome them. Uses in Section 106 review will be a focus, but the information will also be useful for local governments basing planning decisions on older nominations.

Capitol Restoration Tour (until 11:30)

Sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

10:15 — 11:30
Historic Preservation Basic Advocacy Training

Anne Green
1.25 AIA LU
This session will provide attendees with an overview of the legislative process at the state Capitol. They will learn the basics of creating a legislative case and how they can use this case to affect change both at the state level as well as the local level. IN addition to gaining a better understanding of how legislation is developed and passed, they will leave with action items they can implement year-round to help further their case for historic preservation — i.e. elevator pitch, legislative outreach plan, one-page policy handout, etc.

Sponsored by Historic City of Jefferson

The Fight To Save French Heritage

Jesse Francis
1.25 AIA HSW
The back ground history on the long fight to save early French History from the earliest battles to the latest losses and Victories. The fight goes on!
Learn about the history of Ste. Genevieve and how the community was practicing self-preservation even in its earliest days, from the growth of the town, to the movement of its structures over time due to flooding, and why it remained underdeveloped compared to St. Louis in the north. This session will then cover the early work to document and preserve the area’s French Colonial structures by the WPA and Historic American Buildings Survey. Finally, Francis will explain developments and challenges in preserving the community from the 1970s to today, including recurrent flooding, listing properties on the National Register of Historic Places, and the interest in declaring the town a National Park.

Keynote Luncheon “Pushing Preservation forward 12:00 — 1:30
1:45 — 3:00
Starting an Authentic Conversation: Kansas City’s African American Heritage Trail

Bradley Wolf
1.25 AIA HSW
In 2018, the Historic Preservation Office of the Kansas City, received a grant from the SHPO to create an African American Heritage Trail. While the historic preservation office staff had general knowledge of sites and resources, neither staff member is of African American descent. How do we tell this story, and how do we start an authentic conversation with the community? This project was more than just writing and mapping sites. Getting community buy in would have to be earned, and we started by listening.

Creating Plans to Preserve History

Ahnna Nanoski
1.25 AIA HSW
Every planning project is unique, and in “Creating Plans to Preserve History” learn about the City of Jefferson’s process to create the state capital’s first historic preservation plan. The Jefferson City Historic Preservation Plan provides the community with a focused document, specifically concentrating on the City’s unique issues and opportunities, to guide historic preservation efforts throughout the City. Through working with consultants, strategic community engagement, and post-disaster recovery an effective tool has been created to help preserve and enhance Jefferson City’s historical assets.

So You Want a Roof Deck, Green Roof, or Roof Amenity?

Alan Scott, Joseph Carpenter
1 AIA LU HSW
This session covers the structural requirements for putting a roof deck, green roof, or roof amenity on your historic building. There are different “classes” of roof top uses. This Session covers basic roof construction of typical historic buildings, basic structural requirements for rooftop uses, and case studies. Regardless of the type of building, i.e., residential, commercial, wood, concrete, the basic structural requirements must be met. For purposes of this Session: a rooftop deck is defined as an open air surface; a green roof is any type of vegetation grown on a roof; and rooftop amenity as an enclosed, or partially enclosed room on a roof.

Sponsored by KPFF Consulting Engineers

3:15 — 4:30
Are You Certifiable? A Users Guide to Missouri’s CLG Program

Kelsey Matson
1.25 AIA LU
Is your city or county interested in establishing a local historic preservation program and becoming a Certified Local Government (CLG), but uncertain where to begin? Are you on a Historic Preservation Commission but sometimes unsure how your role fits in with state and federal preservation policy and regulations? This session will demystify the CLG certification process, breaking it down into straightforward steps. It will also discuss certification’s effects on the local government and community including its impact on other preservation activities and processes, such as National Register listing and Section 106. Finally, it will explore CLGs’ unique capabilities and constraints relative to other types of preservationist organizations, and how these entities can collaboratively support and reinforce one another.

Trolley Tour of Historic Jefferson City (until 5:00)

Sponsored by Historic City of Jefferson


Friday, June 5th

8:30 — 9:45
Maintaining Vintage Windows (until 11:30)

Kelsie Gray, Bob McCarty
3 AIA HSW
Why do homeowners of older homes replace their windows? Because they’re drafty and rattle in a stiff wind. With a little education and minor maintenance, those issues would never have shown their ugly heads. This session and demonstration will help you understand how a little window maintenance will help preserve your historic windows for many years, or even decades. You will learn what to look for during inspections and how to take care of those pesky issues before they become larger problems. Some areas that will be covered include peeling and flaking paint, checks in glaze, air leaks, broken glass, and water puddling. We will also discuss setting up a maintenance program for yourself or your clients to expand the life expectancy of historic windows.

The Economic Halo Effect of Historic Sacred Places

Emily Sajdak
1.25 AIA HSW
In 2016, Partners for Sacred Places published the results of a national research project (The Economic Halo Effect of Historic Sacred Places) that documented the larger impact of congregations on their communities, and the results were stunning. The results of this research demonstrated that sacred places are de facto community centers in their neighborhood or community in significant, often irreplaceable ways. These sacred places have enormous civic value, serving populations in need, hiring and spending locally, attracting visitors, and strengthening towns and neighborhoods.
Since the project’s publication, Partners has focused on extending its knowledge and using Halo to help sustain and build community value of congregations. Partners also guides congregations on how to use Halo to to make a stronger case for financial support from outside their memberships. The economic language of Halo can be especially powerful for member giving, and with non-traditional funders, such as secular foundations, government agencies, and businesses.
This session will discuss the research and methodology of the Economic Halo Effect of Historic Sacred Places, as well as provide illustrations of how sacred places across the country have utilized their Halo valuation numbers with great success in beginning conversations within their communities about their value.

10:15 — 11:30
We DO Care: A Young Person’s Perspective on Historic Preservation and How to Get Young People Involved

Jacob Stotler
1.25 AIA LU
In 2017 the historic Salem High School Building was slated for demolition. It’s number one advocate? A 16 year-old boy. Learn about the benefits of involving youth in historic preservation from the teenager who gained national attention on social media and forever changed the way his small Missouri community views preservation issues. Jacob Stotler will provide ideas on how to get the youth in your town involved while sharing the adversity he faced, and overcame, due to his young age.

Sacred Places of Jefferson City

State of Preservation Luncheon 12:00 — 1:30
Water Towers: History, Typology and Identification

Karen Daniels
1.25 AIA HSW
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, how advances in engineering influenced their design, and the resources available for researching these systems.

Historic Rehab Window and Door Solutions

Nick Baggio
1 AIA HSW
Learn best practices, approaches, and solutions for windows to maintain the character of a building with a focus on earning Federal Tax Credits.

Place Making — Activating Your Historic Places

Ben White
1.25 AIA HSW
Historic buildings and downtowns provide a unique cultural backdrop for our towns, but don’t they lose some of their charm if they are vacant and dead? Placemaking is all about creating a strong, sustainable, interconnected community where people of all ages want to be. It activates spaces that people not only “can be” but truly “want to be,” and engages stakeholders on the best use and need for the space. Come learn actionable tips on how to strengthen older and historic commercial districts where multi-generational community members are proud to call home.

Let’s Get Plastered! (until 4:30)

John Rodgers
3 AIA HSW
This introductory workshop will cover historic lime plaster —from brief discussion of historic uses, to mixing of ingredients, to its use in repairing existing damage or matching with new installation. Possible discussion and demonstration of decorative plaster casting as well.

Sponsored by STRATA Architecture + Preservation

3:15 — 4:30
Green Historic Preservation: Resilience Into the Next Century

Carolina and Jeff Neal
1.25 AIA HSW
Humankind’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 historic buildings with green building standards creates a circular economy that help cities reduce their carbon emission, increases resilience and promotes a new way of economic growth and healthy living.

Sponsored by Deb Sheals, Building Preservation LLC

Historic Preservation Fund Grants: Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Applying for an HPF Grant

Allison Archambo
1.25 AIA LU
This session will be to discuss the Historic Preservation Fund Grants how to complete the application and discuss the types of projects that can receive funding. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a program of annual federal matching grants, known as the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) to assist states in carrying out historic preservation activities. The program is sponsored by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), and in Missouri, is administered through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Under changes made to the Act in 1980, each state is required to pass-through a minimum of 10 percent (10%) of their Historic Preservation Fund monies for exclusive use by Certified Local Governments (CLGs).
Certified Local Governments, all county governmental entities, municipalities and qualified non-profit organizations with historic preservation mission are eligible to apply for the Historic Preservation Fund Grants. However, only applications from Certified Local Governments will be considered for the mandated 10 percent pass-through funds. Once the 10 percent pass through funding has been adequately awarded, all remaining grant applications will be considered equally.
The Historic Preservation Fund pass-through grants can fund projects that relate directly to the identification, evaluation or protection of historic properties. The selection process for these limited funds will be competitive.