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

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-039 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 Springfield is being considered:

Encouraged by investment in rehabilitating historic buildings near the Public Square in Springfield, Greene County, the boundaries of the Springfield Public Square Historic District are proposed for expansionOriginally a small district of six historic buildings, the boundary increase expands the district to include an additional 24 historic buildings.  The increase includes properties on the east side of the Public Square, on Park Central East and portions of Olive Street.  The Public Square has been Springfield's commercial center since the community's founding in the 1830s.  Like the Public Square itself, the district has evolved and changed, but the buildings still reflect the historic commercial, business and recreational life of the city in its retail spaces, theatres and office buildings.    

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.