Historic St. Joseph Foundation

Historic St. Joseph Foundation A partnership of stakeholders in Saint Joseph committed to protecting and improving the historic assets of our community.

This is the most amazing news! A great hometown company(if you haven’t tried their beer you owe it to yourself) saving...
06/05/2019

This is the most amazing news! A great hometown company(if you haven’t tried their beer you owe it to yourself) saving an iconic building! Thank you Liberty Cap!

Phase 1: Liberty Cap Brewing and sister company Royal Packaging have purchased the Turner Frazier Building in downtown St Joseph to be utilized as the offices and warehouse for both companies. There are 4 phases to this project. I'm not telling what the other 3 are yet. 😄. Thank you for your support! We promise to keep the Western Gateway to St Joseph looking good! Cheers!!

06/03/2019

Hey! We have 957 followers! Let’s get to 1,000!

Keep your historic windows!
06/03/2019

Keep your historic windows!

Properly maintained historic wood windows have a known life expectancy of 200-300 years. #windowrestoration #repairnotreplace #historicpreservation #keperlingpreservationservices #franklinstreetstation

The Economics of Saving Old Windows
06/03/2019
The Economics of Saving Old Windows

The Economics of Saving Old Windows

A common mistake when performing repairs on historic properties has been to replace the original windows with modern windows. Because of this, it is r...

06/01/2019
Bartlett Center

The Bartlett Center is in the historic Horace Mann school building. Using our historic structures to make a real difference in people’s’ lives!

The Summer Youth program tries to do a group activity every day and the morning crew (the ones who don’t attend summer school) created and executed an obstacle course! They did a great job working together and more importantly, they all had so much fun!

Once it's torn down it is gone. Seriously, there is no putting it back. Something that St. Joe really really needs to un...
05/23/2019
New Owner of Booth Cottage Files for Demolition Permit - FLWBC

Once it's torn down it is gone. Seriously, there is no putting it back. Something that St. Joe really really needs to understand.

Through information obtained in a request for public records, we’ve learned that the new owner of Booth Cottage in Glencoe, Illinois, has officially filed an application for a demolition permit. The owner has been identified only as 239 Franklin LLC. It would be the first Wright-designed house dem...

Kim at the Southside Farmers' Market last Saturday. We still have a few petunias if you would like some!
05/23/2019

Kim at the Southside Farmers' Market last Saturday. We still have a few petunias if you would like some!

Doing it with care and thought!
05/18/2019
KCUR 89.3

Doing it with care and thought!

The Kansas City Museum is in the middle of a transformation to find new ways to tell the city’s story while restoring and preserving the historic mansion.

The Executive Director of the Hickory, NC preservation group contacted me to ask about the Cracker House. This prompted ...
05/18/2019

The Executive Director of the Hickory, NC preservation group contacted me to ask about the Cracker House. This prompted me to check out their website. Very impressive things going on there. Check them out and be sure to keep in mind Hickory has a population of 40,000. If they can do all of this, so can we St. Joe!

Today is the big day! We hope everyone has a great time visiting these amazing houses!

Treasures!
05/17/2019

Treasures!

Today I got the pleasure of flipping through a St. Joseph book I’ve never seen before. To say I was giddy would be an understatement. Thanks Dan Johnson and Robidoux Row. I love old books about St. Joseph!

Uncommon Character and uncommon architecture. Isn't this a gem!
05/16/2019

Uncommon Character and uncommon architecture. Isn't this a gem!

The Miller-Porter-Lacy House is a gorgeous example of Colonial Revival architecture located on Frederick Avenue. Unique details abound in this home from the detailed columns and wrap around porch to the nine fireplaces and oak paneling throughout the residence. Once situated outside of the city limits this estate includes five acres of fruit, nut, and ornamental shade trees...enough that if labeled it would be considered an arboretum!

Interestingly, this historical gem began as two different homes...the original farm house which was built in the 1880s by the Miller family and a second home commissioned by the Lacy family in 1902, designed by renowned Missouri architect, Edmund Eckel. By the time their second home was finished the Lacy family was already comfortably "settled in" and made the #uncommon decision to connect the old and new sections.

In 1955 the home was sold to the Missouri State Chapter of the P.E.O. to be used as a retirement home, then was sold again in 1976 to be converted back into a single family residence. Continued maintenance and preservation efforts have placed this gorgeous home on the National Register of Historic Places as a representation of The Golden Age in St. Joseph.

Postcard and historical information provided courtesy of the Turk Family.

Partnerships are what makes all things possible! We are excited to work with Mount Mora to sponsor this great workshop f...
05/16/2019

Partnerships are what makes all things possible! We are excited to work with Mount Mora to sponsor this great workshop for the conference!

Another update on the 2019 Preservation Conference put on by The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation on JUne 19 - 21, 2019. The entire schedule for the three days in on the conference website, as well as the ability to sign up for any of the workshops and presentations that will be available during that time.

Website is https://preservemo.org/event-details/

As noted in previous posts, Mount Mora Cemetery will be having a workshop on cleaning statuary, sculptures, and headstones. The Stone Cleaning Workshop is scheduled for Thursday June 20, 2019 at 8:30 am and will be conducted by Gary Keshner from Creative Sculpture and Restoration. Tickets can be bought for the workshop on the Conference website noted above.

We are very pleased to report that this workshop is being made possible by the Historic St. Joseph Foundation. Find them on facebook as Historic St. Joseph Foundation. Without their assistance this workshop would not have been possible.

https://historicstjosephfoundation.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=historic%20st%20joseph%20foundation
Historic St. Joseph Foundation

We are losing too many of our historic structures. Remember, it is those buildings that make our city unique -- tourists...
05/14/2019
Cracker House is just one of many

We are losing too many of our historic structures. Remember, it is those buildings that make our city unique -- tourists don't come to St. Joe to visit the North Shoppes.

In a perfect world, the Cracker House would have been saved.

05/13/2019
Robidoux Row

Robidoux Row

The Convent of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1853 and educated the young ladies of Saint Joseph for over 100 years. Come by today and step back in time at Robidoux Row!

City planning for land bank
05/10/2019
City planning for land bank

City planning for land bank

A bill that could create a land bank in St. Joseph is awaiting Gov. Mike Parson’s signature, but city leaders are already making plans to prepare for the program.

Smile
05/09/2019

Smile

The only protection for our historic places is us
05/08/2019
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

The only protection for our historic places is us

This sad story is a reminder that listing in the National Register of Historic Places - NPS does not inhibit what private property owners can do with their land or buildings. The Native American mound that may have been damaged is part of the Wolf Plains Archaeological District, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places - NPS in 1974. The mound probably was built by the Adena native culture 2,000 to 3,000 years ago, according to Ohio History Connection spokesman Tom Wolf. Mounds were often a part of cultural rituals among various Native American groups, including burials. Stories like this are important for reminding private property that the damage and destruction of historic resources, while legal, can result in embarrassing news stories. Ohio History Connection and other National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers members work with private property owners who are committed to preserving and protecting historic resources.
https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190416/native-american-mound-in-athens-county-was-damaged-in-preparing-land-for-development-preservationists-say

The petunias have arrived!!!  Fresh from the grower, just coming into bloom.  And they are going fast!  Get yours now.  ...
05/06/2019

The petunias have arrived!!! Fresh from the grower, just coming into bloom. And they are going fast! Get yours now. Call me, Isobel, at the Shakespeare Chateau. 816-232-2667. $24 per flat, $4 per 4-pack. All proceeds benefit the Foundation! Thanks Brenda Reilly, Lisa Kidwell Rock, Diane Waddell, Nicole Beggs, and everyone else!

Plant a Purple Petunia for Preservation!
It doesn't take much to show that a property is cared for -- something as simple as a pot of purple petunias signals that someone is making an effort for property. The Foundation is selling purple petunias ($4.00 for a 4-pack, $24 for a flat) to make it even easier! Proceeds will go to support our preservation efforts in St. Joseph. If you would like to pre-order (for delivery in the first week of May), please either reply to this post or send us an email or FB message. Let's make St. Joseph a sea of purple petunias this Spring!

05/01/2019
Robidoux Row

Have you visited St Joseph’s oldest structure?

We are excited to announce that the Robidoux Row is now on our summer hours. Come by anytime between 10am and 4pm to see us and take a step back in time!!!

May is Historic Preservation Month. What can you do to help preserve St. Joe’s historic assets?
05/01/2019

May is Historic Preservation Month. What can you do to help preserve St. Joe’s historic assets?

It's MAY. Happy Historic Preservation Month!

About Us: #PreservationThroughDocumentation
Heritage Documentation Programs, NPSation Programs (HDP) is part of the National Park Service. It administers the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Federal Government's OLDEST PRESERVATION PROGRAM, and its companion programs: the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). Documentation produced through HABS/HAER/HALS constitutes the NATION'S LARGEST ARCHIVE of historic architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation. Records on more than 40,000 historic sites (consisting of large-format black and white photographs, measured drawings, and written historical reports) are maintained in a special collection at The Library of Congress

Search the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/

#HABSnps #HAERnps #HALSnps #HAERnps50
#ThisPlaceMatters #SavingPlaces #HistoricPreservation
#HistoricPreservationMonth

We had an article on the history of this great place in our last newsletter and on the website. Magoon’s is a St Joe t...
04/30/2019

We had an article on the history of this great place in our last newsletter and on the website. Magoon’s is a St Joe treasure both for its past and its awesome present

LJWorld.com
04/29/2019
LJWorld.com

LJWorld.com

As part of our series on interesting Lawrence homes, take a look inside this small stone cottage along Connecticut Street that was originally built in the mid-1800s.

This is sooooo cool!
04/29/2019

This is sooooo cool!

History Speaks at the Downtown Library, Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m.

It doesn’t get much more spectacular than this. You can ow a piece of St Joe brewing history b
04/28/2019
The Homes They Left Behind

It doesn’t get much more spectacular than this. You can ow a piece of St Joe brewing history b

The Nunning House is for sale.

1401 Jules St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501 | Zillow
04/28/2019
1401 Jules St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501 | Zillow

1401 Jules St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501 | Zillow

For sale: $495,000. The August Nunning House, built in 1887, is one of the grandest and historic homes in St. Joe. Situated one block out of the historic downtown St. Joe, and within the Museum Hill Historic District, the Nunning House is a two and a half story red brick Queen Anne Victorian. With f...

Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
04/27/2019
Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS

Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS

Savannah, Georgia is one of our favorite cities with a wealth of historic fabric - but this wasn't always the case!

Learn about the evolution of the preservation movement in this historic city starting with groups like the Historic Savannah Foundation and bolstered by the establishment and international growth of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

LEARN MORE
See a variety of historic sites in Historic Savannah documented with HABS/HAER/HALS records at
https://go.usa.gov/xm8Ef

#HABSnps #HAERnps #HALSnps #HistoricPreservation #PreservationThroughDocumentation #SavingPlaces #Savannah #SCAD

Come on we have great things to take pictures of!
04/22/2019

Come on we have great things to take pictures of!

Our thanks to all who have contributed to the My Missouri 2021 Photograph Project! As you can see from the map below, there are still plenty of places across the state not yet represented.

Head to the My Missouri 2021 gallery to see images from the counties in blue: https://missouri2021.org/my-missouri-2021-photo-gallery/

Counties in white? You are still not represented! Learn how to contribute photographs here: https://missouri2021.org/my-missouri/

Photographs will be accepted through November 1, 2019. Starting in 2020, two hundred photographs from the project will be exhibited at locations across the state.

PlaceEconomics
04/22/2019
PlaceEconomics

PlaceEconomics

Wow, maybe the world of architecture is changing a bit when the publication of SOM champions adaptive reuse.

Historic St. Joseph Foundation
04/21/2019

Historic St. Joseph Foundation

Just went for a short walk around #HistoricHallStreet in the #OldTownNorthNeighborhood and picked up this bag of litter in the first 4 blocks. Then picked up two more full bags plus a few things too big to fit in a grocery sack. All that in a 15-minute walk. We need a new (better, stricter, enforceable) anti-littering policy in St. Joseph, and an education/outreach program to support it. If you think your street and neighborhood has too much litter, please let us know. We are soliciting input to help launch a new anti-littering campaign. #LoveMyStreet #PleaseDoNotLitter #BeautifulStJoseph

Just went for a short walk around #HistoricHallStreet in the #OldTownNorthNeighborhood and picked up this bag of litter ...
04/21/2019

Just went for a short walk around #HistoricHallStreet in the #OldTownNorthNeighborhood and picked up this bag of litter in the first 4 blocks. Then picked up two more full bags plus a few things too big to fit in a grocery sack. All that in a 15-minute walk. We need a new (better, stricter, enforceable) anti-littering policy in St. Joseph, and an education/outreach program to support it. If you think your street and neighborhood has too much litter, please let us know. We are soliciting input to help launch a new anti-littering campaign. #LoveMyStreet #PleaseDoNotLitter #BeautifulStJoseph

Gotta watch those wires😁
04/17/2019
The Onion

Gotta watch those wires😁

"In our examination of the wreckage, we discovered that some of the circuit breakers and sockets hadn’t been updated since the reign of Louis XII."

Imagine St. Joseph 2040
04/16/2019

Imagine St. Joseph 2040

Neighborhood revitalization and the creation of a Land Bank are two key objectives in the Imagine St. Joseph 2040 plan. Today, we’re at the Missouri State Capitol to voice our support of Land Bank legislation!

Fire is the great enemy. There are simply no words
04/15/2019
Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Fire is the great enemy. There are simply no words

A major operation is under way at the 850-year-old Gothic building but the spire has collapsed.

Isn’t this terrific!
04/11/2019
LJWorld.com

Isn’t this terrific!

Travelers between Lawrence and Lecompton, along North 1800 Road, may have noticed an old building slowly losing its battle with time.

Thanks to descendants of one of the area’s oldest families, new life is being bestowed on the decaying structure.

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520 Francis St. Suite 300
Saint Joseph, MO
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