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

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-036 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 Joplin is being considered:

On April 13, 1933, the Bonnie and Clyde Garage Apartment in Joplin, Newton County, was the scene of a deadly shootout between local authorities and members of the notorious "Barrow Gang."  The site represents a defining moment in the saga of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, and it is Missouri's most intact structure with a strong and clear association with the notorious gangster lovers.  Two lawmen were slain, but incriminating evidence recovered at the scene helped authorities bring the outlaws to justice.  Constructed in 1927, the two-story, stone-sided building is where five members of the gang lived for nearly two weeks prior to the shootout.   

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.