Historic Preservation Council to consider nominations for National Register Feb. 13th

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-038 For Immediate Release: Feb. 2, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, --The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places during its quarterly meeting Feb. 13 in Jefferson City. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. in the La Charrette conference room of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive.

Fifteen nominations are scheduled to be considered for listing in the National Register. Properties on the agenda include historic residences, commercial buildings and historic districts. Approximately 1,000 historic resources are represented in the nominations.

The following property in Kirksville is being considered:

The Kirksville Courthouse Square Historic District includes 13 historic resources on W. Harrison and N. Franklin Streets in Kirksville, Adair County.  The district is dominated by the Adair County Courthouse, individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.  The district includes 11 buildings constructed or remodeled between 1883 and the mid-1940s and a historic water fountain and statue on the courthouse lawn.  Though only a portion of the larger central business district, the nominated buildings are a microcosm of the historic governmental and commercial life of the city.  Buildings in the nominated district have housed Kirksville's City Hall, Police Department, Post Office, hotels and significant retail businesses such as the Pickler's Famous Store.  The Pickler building is currently being restored to its historic exterior appearance.

Other properties that are being considered follow:

In addition to nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, the council will receive status reports on programs provided by the State Historic Preservation Office and discuss business related to its own function and duties. 

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is a 12-member group of historians, architects, archaeologists and citizens with an interest in historic preservation. The council is appointed by the governor and works with the Department of Natural Resources' State Historic Preservation Office, which administers the National Register program for Missouri. The council meets quarterly to review Missouri property nominations to the National Register, the nation's honor roll of historic properties. Approved nominations are forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C., for final approval.

For more information about the Feb. 13 meeting or the council, call the State Historic Preservation Office at 573-751-7858 or the department toll free at 800-334-6946.