State Historic Preservation Office

Missouri's Certified Local Districts

In addition to districts and individual properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Missouri is rich in locally designated historic districts. Some of the historic districts in Kansas City and St. Louis have been certified by the U.S. Department of the Interior as substantially meeting National Register criteria.

Although these "Certified Local Districts" are not listed on the National Register of Historic Places, buildings that are determined to contribute to these districts are "certified historic structures" and thus eligible for historic rehab tax credits.

For your convenience, maps of the districts will be posted to this page as they become available.

Some of these maps do not indicate whether or not particular buildings were determined to contribute to the district when the district was certified. The maps that do provide this indication do so based on the material provided to the SHPO and the National Park Service for certification during the 1970s–'80s and therefore indicate the status of each building as determined when the map was drawn. A particular building that may have been determined to be a contributing element in the district when it was certified by the Department of the Interior may have been so altered since that point that it is no longer a certified historic structure for the purposes of historic rehab tax credits. By the same token, it is also possible that a building that was formerly concealed under a modern skin has lost the skin and is now a certified historic structure. For that reason, each determination is made based on current photographic evidence provided with the Part 1 (federal) or Part 1a (state) form submitted at the beginning of any historic rehab tax credit project.

Certified Local Districts in Kansas City

For information regarding local ordinances and local review of new construction and alterations to existing buildings, please consult the preservation planners in the Kansas City Planning and Development Department.

Armour-Gillham Historic Apartment/Hotel (Certified: 12/03/82)

Nelle E. Peters (Certified: 01/18/83)

North Hyde Park (Certified: 10/17/83)

Scarritt Point Historic District (Certified: 03/08/85)

Southmoreland Historic District (Certified: 02/12/85)

Union Hill Historic District (Certified: 07/23/84)

Certified Local Districts in the City of St. Louis

For information regarding local ordinances and local review of new construction and alterations to existing buildings, please consult the Cultural Resources Office of the St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency.


Central West End
(Certified: 11/15/79; expanded 1989, 2002, and 2011)

Compton Hill (Certified: 01/29/82)

Fox Park (Certified: 07/01/85)

Hyde Park (Certified: 03/15/82)

Shaw Neighborhood (Certified: 06/28/85)

Skinker-DeBaliviere/Catlin Tract/Parkview (Certified: 08/01/84)

Soulard Neighborhood* (Certified: 06/09/82)

Visitation Park (Certified: 01/12/79)

* Please note that the Soulard Certified Local District encompasses a substantially larger geographic area than the Soulard National Register District.

** A district or building that may have been determined to be a contributing element in a district when it was listed in the National Register may have been so altered since that point that it is no longer a certified historic district or a certified historic structure for the purposes of historic rehabilitation tax credits. By the same token, it is also possible that a building that was formerly concealed under a modern skin has lost the skin and can now be certified as an historic structure. For that reason, each determination is made based on current photographic evidence provided with the Part 1 (federal) or Part 1a (state) form submitted at the beginning of any historic rehab tax credit project.