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ABOUT US The Preservation Research Office (PRO) works at the intersection of architectural history and

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.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

and neighborhood groups around St. Louis. PROJECT EXPERIENCE 2200 Block of St. Louis Ave. St. Louis

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.

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

SOME RECENT PROJECTS National Register of Historic Places Nominations • Broadview Hotel (East St. Louis,

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

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

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

MO) Client: St. Louis Housing Authority PROJECT EXPERIENCE The Joseph and Ann Murphy Residence (1939-40), University

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

PRO National Register of Historic Places nomination, 2010. St. Louis City in 1885

St. Louis City in 1885 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/missouri.html)

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

CONTACT US

Lydia Slocum, LEED AP / Project Associate CONTACT US Email contact@preservationresearch.com Mail Preservation

Email

contact@preservationresearch.com

Mail Preservation Research Office 3407 S. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 211 St. Louis, MO 63118

Phone

314-920-5680