Sessions & Schedule

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

Monday | June 13th

8:30 – 9:45
Historic Rehab Window and Door Solutions
Nick Baggio, Marvin
Learn best practices, approaches, and solutions for windows to maintain the character of a building with a focus on earning Federal Tax Credits.
Sponsored by Marvin

9:00 – 11:00
Art & Architecture of the Missouri State Capitol Tour
2 AIA LU (pending)
Tiffany Patterson, Missouri State Museum
The art and architecture of the Missouri State Capitol is a monument to the resources, people and history of the state. This indoor-outdoor walking tour highlights the artworks and artists that made Missouri’s capitol one of the most beautiful in the country. Note: There will be a lot of walking and stair climbing on this tour so wear comfortable shoes.

10:15 – 11:30
Water Towers: History, Typology and Identification
Karen Daniels, Missouri Department of Transportation
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.

10:15 – 11:30
So You Want a Roof Deck, Green Roof, Or Roof Amenity?
Joseph Carpenter, KPFF
Sarah Jemison-Parr, KPFF
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 rootop 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.

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Creating Plans to Fund Preservation Projects
1.35 AIA LU|HSW (pending)
Rachel Senzee, City of Jefferson City
Turn your preservation challenge into an opportunity! This session will explore step by step approaches for your commuity to achieve its preservation goals. Together, we will discuss the value in partnerships, preservation planning, and obtaining funding.

11:50 – 3:30
Quaker Window Factory Tour (Space Limited)
3 AIA LU|HSW (Pending)
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 presentation by Gary Shinault and Chris Dickneite of Quaker to demonstrate how manufactured components such as those visible during the tour can be used to replicate existing window materials, and also explain the important aspects of the manufacturing process, and how newly manufactured thermally efficient window products can be successfully merged with historic sight lines. 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 premanufactured historically correct aluminum windows.
Tour Requirements: No shorts or capris, Must be long pants. No open toe shoes or sandals. Must be closed, but they do not have to be steel-toed. It is preferred that visitors not wear tank tops. All visitors will need to wear protective eyewear which will be provided for those who do not wear glasses already.
Sponsored by Quaker Windows & Doors — Dalco

Opening Reception (RSVP required, included with registration)
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
@ Historic City of Jefferson, Tweedy Home
Join us for a fun evening of networking at the Tweedy House, now home to Historic City of Jefferson. Explore their architectural salvage shop, take a walking tour of homes in the Capitol Avenue historic district, and check out the in-progress rehab at the nearby Ivy Terrace.
Sponsored by Stark Wilson Duncan Architects, Inc.

Tuesday | June 14th

8:30 – 9:45
DIY: Your Guide to Establishing Preservation Awards in Smallish Communities
Jill Sullivan, Joplin Post Art Library
Emily Frankoski, Connect2Culture
During this sesion, attendees will learn how the Joplin Historic Preservation Commission in Joplin, Missouri 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.

8:30 – 9:45
National Register Documentation: Thinking Through the Long-Term Implementation of Listing on the NRHP
1.25 AIA LU
Karen Daniels, Missouri Department of Transportation
Ashley Porter, Missouri Department of Transportation
Tyler Holladay, Missouri Department of Transportation
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.

10:15 – 11:30
Historic Preservation Basic Advocacy Training
1.25 AIA LU
Anne Green, Historic City of Jefferson
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 at 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.

10:15 – 11:30
The Fight to Save French Heritage
Jesse Francis, St. Louis County Parks
The background on the long journey to save 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 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 recurent flooding, listing properties on the National Register of Historic Places, and the creation of a National Park.

8:30 – 11:30
Capitol Restoration Tour (tentative)

1:45 – 3:00
PlaceMaking — Activating your Historic Places
Ben White, Missouri Main Street Connection
Historic buildings and downtown s 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.
Sponsored by Rosemann & Associates, P.C.

1:45 – 3:00
Restoration & Reconstruction Photogrammetry: Forensic Design Basics
Michael Griffin, Joplin Historic Neighborhoods
Brad Belk, Joplin Historic Neighborhoods
“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.
Session Sponsored by Frank Dvorak

3:15 – 4:30
Starting an Authentic Conversation: Kansas City’s African American Heritage Trail
1.25 AIA LU
Bradley Wolf, City of Kansas City
In 2018, the Historic Preservation Office of 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 was 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 commuity buy-in would have to be earned, and we started by listening.
Session Sponsnored by SFS Architecture

3:15 – 5:00
Trolley Tour of Historic Jefferson City ($15)

Private History Tour of Missouri State Penitentiary (optional, not sponsored by Missouri Preservation Conference)
6:00 p.m.
$25 pp
Limited to conference registrants. Visit this link to purchase tour tickets.

Wednesday | June 15th

9:00 – 11:30
Historic Windows: From Pane in the Glass to Restored Sash
Kelsie Gray, Kiss My Sash
John Rodgers, Pheonix Preservation & Consulting
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. Session (includes morning break) will include some demonstrations and opportunities to get hands on.
Sponsored by Pishny Restoration Services

8:30 – 9:45
The Economic Halo Effect of Historic Sacred Places
Emily Sajdak, Partners for Sacred Places
Sarah Jones, Partners for Sacred Places
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 & How to Get Young People Involved
1.25 AIA LU
Jacob Stotler, The James Foundation
Learn about the benefits of invovling youth in historic preservation by hearing the story of how a teenager changed the way his small community in Missouri views preservation forever. Jacob Stotler will guide you on how to get youth in your community invovled, while telling you about the adversity he faced because of his age.
Sponsored by Deb Sheals, Building Preservation LLC

10:15 – 11:30
Sacred Places of Jefferson City Tour
Featuring Temple Beth El and St. Peters
Sponsored by Karen Bode Baxter, Preservation Specialist

1:45 – 4:30
Let’s Get Plastered! Plaster Workshop (space limited)
John Rodgers, Phoenix Preservation & Consulting, LLC
Introductory workshop on 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.
Sponsored by STRATA Architecture + Preservation

1:45 – 3:00
HTC Updates with the DED and SHPO
Sponsored by Rosin Preservation