In 1999, the Historic Preservation Commission contracted with Thomason and Associates to develop a Master Preservation Plan for the City of Cape Girardeau. The plan provides a thorough examination of historic structures in the community and offers recommendations on future preservation activities.

The complete plan can be viewed online, however due to the size of the complete document, it is divided into two separate links. Sections 1-3; Sections 4-7.

Thanks are due to various individuals who provided information used in the completion of this report. At City Hall, this planning effort was assisted by Kent Bratton, City Planner, and Brenda Schloss, Administrative Secretary for the Historic Preservation Commission. Information on the Southeast Missouri State University Historic Preservation Program was provided by Dr. Bonnie Stepenoff and Dr. Steven Hoffman. Karen Grace at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Program provided assistance in the course of this project.

The members of the Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission gave many hours of their time in the completion of this report. Special thanks are due to both Brian Driscoll and Lynette Shirrell, the past chairs of the Commission.

The 1999 Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission members were:

Brian Driscoll - Chair
Lynette Shirrell - Vice-Chair
Felix Kinsley - Secretary
Rich Behring
Danna Cotner
Roy Kinder
John Layton
Emily Mellies
Barbara Port
Michael Thies
Marjorie Thompson

This activity that is the subject of this publication has been financed in part with federal funds administered by the Histroic Preservation Program; Division of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; Missouri Department of Natural Resources; and the National Park Service, U. S. Department of the Interior.

However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U. S. Department of the Interior or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, nor does the mention or trade names or commercial products constitute an endorsement or recommendation.