ABOUT US

The Preservation Research Office (PRO) works at the intersection of architectural history and cultural memory. We work mainly in the St. Louis area, but PRO has performed cultural resource management work in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. PRO is a historic preservation and architectural research firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. We provide services to individuals, neighborhoods, institutions and and governments dealing with the management of historic buildings and sites. Since PRO’s founding in 2009, our projects have drawn people not only to understand and appreciate historic architecture, but also to recognize its inherent social capital. Among our projects are client-based cultural resources management and architectural research work. This includes National Register of Historic Places nominations, historic tax credit applications, collaborative public interest projects, educational and interpretive work for regional institutions, publication of the blog, Ecology of Absence, and start-up assistance with the physical preservation of historic buildings. PRO maintains a sense of social responsibility. We select several pro bono projects each year, and our historians serve as volunteers and board members for preservation and neighborhood groups around St. Louis.

SERVICES WE PROVIDE:
Historic Registration & Tax Credits • National Register of Historic Places Eligibility Assessment • National Register of Historic Places Nomination (Single Sites, Districts, and District Expansion) • Federal and Missouri Rehabilitation Tax Credit Applications • Local Landmark Nomination (Single Site and Historic District) • Local Historic District Design Guideline Preparation/Consultation • Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Documentation • Section 106 • Certified Local Government Assistance House and Building Histories • Building/House History Reports • Building Research or Recordation • Historic Site/Building Interpretation • Building Material Research • Public Records Research Architectural Assessment • Architectural Survey Public Speaking • Expert Testimony • Guest Speaker Service Architectural Tours • Guide Service • Walking or Bus Tour Planning • Guide Training Writing • Research and Writing for Publication

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

2200 Block of St. Louis Ave. St. Louis Place Historic District, St. Louis, MO. PRO National Register of Historic Places nomination, Listed August 31, 2011.

SOME RECENT PROJECTS
National Register of Historic Places Nominations • Broadview Hotel (East St. Louis, IL) Client: City of East St. Louis • • • Dorris Row (St. Louis, MO) Client: LoftWorks LLC Leclaire Historic District (Edwardsville, IL) Client: City of Edwardsville O’Fallon Park Historic District (St. Louis, MO) Client: Acts Partnership
St. Louis City in 1885 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/missouri.html)

Public Policy Research • Economic Development Opportunities from an Illinois Historic Tax Credit (published report) Client: Landmarks Illinois Surveys • McConnell Air Force Base (Wichita, KS) Client: Science Applications International Corporation • Survey of Turnkey Public Housing Towers (St. Louis, MO) Client: St. Louis Housing Authority

STAFF
Michael R. Allen / Director and Architectural Historian Lindsey Derrington / Architectural Historian Lynn M. Josse / Affiliated Architectural Historian Tia Shepard / Research Assistant Lydia Slocum, LEED AP / Project Associate

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

CONTACT US
Email contact@preservationresearch.com Mail Preservation Research Office 3407 S. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 211 St. Louis, MO 63118 Phone 314-920-5680

The Joseph and Ann Murphy Residence (1939-40), University City, MO. PRO National Register of Historic Places nomination, 2010.