January 24, 2014

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Historic Preservation Council to consider nominations for National Register Feb. 7

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places during its quarterly meeting on Feb. 7, 2014 in Jefferson City.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. in the LaCharrette conference room of the Lewis and Clark State Office Building located at 1101 Riverside Drive.

Two Multiple Property Document Forms (MPDFs) and seven individual property nominations are scheduled to be considered for listing in the National Register. The list includes the following commercial and institutional properties and districts.

• The Kansas City System of Parks and Boulevards MPDF, Kansas City, Jackson County
• Cherokee Trail of Tears in Missouri, 1837-1839 MPDF, Statewide
• Sweeny Automobile and Tractor School, 215 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Jackson County
• Ridenour-Baker Grocery Company Building, 933 Mulberry Street, Kansas City, Jackson County (Railroad Related Historic Commercial and Industrial Resources in Kansas City, Missouri MPDF)
• Commerce Tower, 911 Main Street, Kansas City, Jackson County
• Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee Street, Kansas City, Jackson County
• Westport Junior High School, 300 East 39th Street., Kansas City, Jackson County (Historic Resources of the Kansas City Missouri School District Pre-1970)
• Downtown Smithville Historic District, Roughly bounded by Bridge Street, Church Street, Commercial Street and Meadow Street, Smithville, Clay County
• Broadway Theatre, 805 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, (Historic and Architectural Resources of Cape Girardeau, Missouri MPDF)

More information, including completed applications for each of the nominations, is included on the meeting agenda and nominations list.

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 of Historic Places 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.