The Importance of Historic Preservation November 5, 2023 | Ben White Historic preservation is important for several reasons, as it plays a crucial role in maintaining the cultural, social, and economic vitality of a community. Here are some key reasons why historic preservation is important: […]
Strategies in Historic Preservation May 31, 2023 | Ben White Historic Preservation, as it pertains to Main Street efforts, is a collective effort to protect and preserve the historic character and heritage of a downtown area. It involves the involvement of community members, local organizations,
Launching Main Street Program for Laclede’s Landing Main Street and Delmar Main Street March 2, 2023 | Ben White Historic preservation is at the heart of the Main Street movement. It’s what sets Main Street apart from other economic development initiatives in communities. Despite being
December 28, 2022 – Vision Carthage Meets with MMSC’s Historic Preservation Committee during the “Doctor Is In”
Vision Carthage Meets with MMSC’s Historic Preservation Committee during the “Doctor Is In” December 28, 2022 | Ben White Missouri Main Street Connection’s Historic Preservation committee continues to provide Missouri Main Street organizations, building owners, and business owners with an innovative consultation service, the “Doctor
Preparing for Preservation Month: Why advocacy and awareness matter November 30, 2022 | Ben White May is Preservation Month, which is a time to celebrate a community’s unique cultural and historic assets. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation ”Preservation Month began as National
Why Building Maintenance is Important September 29, 2022 | Ben White Regular building maintenance is a crucial, yet easily forgotten, task for building owners. However, deferred maintenance can lead to more expensive, time-consuming measures in the future. It is better to head off any problems
Third Quarter Building Maintenance for 2022 July 25, 2022 | Ben White Regular maintenance allows building owners to protect their building investment and to prevent larger, more expensive problems in the future. Summer brings excessive heat, storms, and vegetation growth that can compromise the structural
Shading Downtown: Awnings and Canopies June 28, 2022 | Ben White Awnings are fabric structures on a metal frame or roller system that are bolted to the front wall. Canopies are usually flat projections that are suspended over the sidewalk entry usually built with beams
Painting 101: Historic Buildings & Paint Color June 29, 2022 | Ben White Painting can be one of the most dramatic improvements you make to your building. However, only paint a building that has been previously painted to maintain the historic look of the building.
Masonry 101: Historic Building & Cleaning Masonry June 29, 2022 | Ben White Cleaning exterior masonry walls not only improves the overall appearance of your building, but also helps maintain the wall’s structural integrity. Embedded dirt keeps in moisture and hosts harmful microorganisms, both of
2022 Second Quarter Maintenance Reminder May 31, 2022 | Ben White Is the weather finally getting warmer!? With the warmth and change in season, now is the time for building owners to address potential needs that may have come up from the cold temperatures and
Dr. Is In Consultation: Trinity Episcopal Church March 30, 2022 | Ben White The Historic Preservation committee of Missouri Main Street Connection continues to provide Missouri Main Street organizations, building owners, and business owners with an innovative consultation service, the “Doctor Is In.” This service
February 28, 2022 – Historic Preservation: Why Historic Designation is Invaluable to Main Street Communities
Historic Preservation: Why Historic Designation Is Invaluable to Main Street Communities February 28, 2022 | Ben White The National Register for Historic Places contains many amazing places that have historical and/or architectural significance that can aid communities in pursuing revitalization. Some examples include the Cape
The ‘Doctor is In’ First Consultation October 26, 2021 | Ben White The Missouri Main Street Connection Historic Preservation Committee had its first “Doctor Is In” consultation in September with Julie McBride, owner of Wyoming Street Wine Stop in Pleasant Hill, MO. Wyoming Street Wine
“The Doctor Is In”: A New Service From MMSC’s Historic Preservation Committee August 30, 2021 | Ben White The Historic Preservation Committee of Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) is excited to offer “The Doctor Is In” service to Main Street communities from the MMSC Board
Quarterly Building Maintenance Tips August 11, 2021 | Janie Dennison Building owners can do regular maintenance right now to lengthen the life of their building investment and to prevent larger, more expensive problems in the future. With summer, comes summer storms and vegetation growth. Here
Partnership for Preservation Mary 6, 2021 | Janie Dennison A small group of Missourians of all ages gathered in Columbia on Wednesday May 5th to learn about historic cemeteries and proper cleaning techniques before heading to William Jewell Cemetery where they got hands on experience.
Preservation Month Preparations March 24, 2021 | Janie Dennison Welcome to spring and with it, hopefully spring temperatures! The Historic Preservation Committee is excited to bring a lot of resources to our communities, including the one-pager on painting your building and additional one-pager documents in the future.
Painting 101: Historic Buildings December 18, 2020 | Janie Dennison Painting can be one of the most dramatic improvements you make to your building. However, only paint a building that has been previously painted to maintain the historic look of the building. Measures should be
Tips for Painting Your Building August 20, 2020 | Janie Dennison Adding some new paint to a downtown building is one of the easiest and visually appealing things that a building owner can do to enhance the appearance and perception of their building. However, if
Third Quarter Building Maintenance July 9, 2020 | Janie Dennison Historic preservation isn’t just about appreciating buildings; it’s about actively preserving our historic buildings assets in our downtown. In order to prolong the life of these buildings and create a visually-appealing downtown, we need to
Celebrate Preservation Month May 2020 March 3, 2020 | Janie Dennison Missouri Main Street Connection is making plans to celebrate Preservation Month in May 2020. Many of our communities will have special events to highlight historic sites in their area and are planning other celebrations