This year’s list of Missouri’s most endangered historic places includes two bridges, three schools, a pair of churches, and a mauseoleum, 15 structures in 11 counties and the city of St. Louis in all. Six are new to the list.
The list is compiled each year by the organization Missouri Preservation to call attention to the state’s threatened historic resources. the three school buildings include one at the university in Rolla. Two more are on a separate list of “watched properties.”
The organization’s field representative, Bill Hart, says some of the buildings already are in poor condition and will cost a lot of money to save. He knows some won’t be. One of the keys to saving historic buildings is special tax credits–but several legislators want to limit that program to improve the state’s bank balance.
Here’s the list. The times next to each are the approximate points in the interview where each is discussed.
7:30 Williams-Gierth House (The Castle House) Butler County
11:47 The Jefferson School Cape Girardeau County
14:53 Riverside Bridge Christian County
15:46 Route 66 Bridge St.Louis County
17:46 Former Missouri State Penitentiary Cole County
18:58 William P:. Thompson House Grundy County (also referred to late in the interview)
21:46 Wheatley-Provident Hospital Building Jackson County
23:07 Lexington Municipal Auditorium Lafayette County
24:31 Zion AME Church Lafayette County
25:12 St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern RR Depot Madison County
26:46 Russell Hotel Mississippi County
28:15 Delmo Community Center Pemiscot County
30:28 Rock Mechanics Laboratory, MUST Phelps County
31:46 Hodgen School St. Louis city
33:00 James Collier Home & Rock Hill Presbyterian Church St. Louis County
35:07 Oak Hill Mausoleum & Chapel St. Louis County
On the “Watched Properties” list
39:55 Banneker School Platte County
40:21 Lincoln School Vandalia/Audrain County