Century House Project

The Century Project

The Liberty Historic District Review Commission, with the support of the Liberty Preservation and Development Commission, established the Century House Project in an effort to celebrate the rich history of architecture in Liberty. Owners of Liberty houses and commercial buildings 100 years or older are invited to participate in the program.

Participation is Easy:

  • Confirm the date and pay for the plaque. 
    • If your house is listed in the Century House book, Liberty's Living Legacy and you agree with that date, you may provide that information.
    •  If your house is not in the book, or if you question that date, please provide some other documentation. 
    • If you believe the building is at least 100 years old but cannot locate proof, consider contacting the Clay County Archives or a local historian who can search abstracts, deeds, etc. to help determine the date. 

Plaques are custom ordered, and take approximately five weeks to arrive. Please call the Preservation Office for pricing - 816.439.4537.

There are no requirements other than age to participate in the Century House Project. It is an ongoing program with new buildings becoming eligible each year. Download application»

Take a virtual tour to see and learn about some of the older homes and buildings in Liberty. Choose from tours that highlight buildings in: 

  • Dougherty Historic District
  • Jewell-Lightburne Historic District 

For more information on this program, call the Preservation Office at 816.439.4537.