Preservation Links


  • State and Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits
    The Department of Natural Resources’ State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) works actively with historic property owners, developers, and architects to promote financial incentives and provide advice on appropriate rehabilitation. SHPO staff reviews applications for state and federal tax certification and makes recommendations for approval. Find out if your property qualifies and how to submit an application at this site.
  • The Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
    A set of standards intended to guide both professionals and laypersons in the proper methods for the rehabilitation of historic properties.
  • Certified Local Government (CLG) Program
    The City of Liberty has been certified by the National Park Service through the State Historic Preservation Office as a Certified Local Government since 1986. Read more about the criteria and the benefits of CLG status at this National Park Service Site.
  • National Park Service Preservation Briefs
    A series of 42 easy to use reference guides for historic property owners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies. The Briefs offer guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring everything from historic windows to terra cotta to stained glass.
  • National Park Service: Working on the Past in Local Historic Districts
    Learn about historic districts, local preservation ordinances, the creation and use of design guidelines to administer an ordinance, and why choosing the most appropriate approach to rehabilitation and restoration is so important through this National Park Service Site.
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources (SHPO)
    The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is the state agency responsible for promoting the historical and archaeological resources in Missouri. Go to the link above for more on the staff and services this state office provides.
  • Missouri Preservation
    Missouri Preservation is Missouri’s only statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and coordinating historic preservation activities statewide. For the latest in preservation news from around the state, follow the link above to Missouri Preservation.
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities.