HPC Presentation Coming Monday
Posted on 04/28/2021
Cape Girardeau is fortunate to have a large number of historic resources, from iconic buildings such as the Common Pleas Courthouse and Academic Hall to revered sites such as Fort D and Old Lorimier Cemetery. Among these prominent landmarks are many lesser known historic homes, commercial buildings, and other places that serve as physical reminders of the city’s history. The Historic Preservation Commission was created to educate the public about the city’s historic resources and to engage in activities related to historic preservation. These activities include conducting surveys of historic properties, recommending properties for local historic designation, reviewing applications for local historic designation and changes to locally designated historic properties, and reviewing National Register of Historic Places nominations. Each year, the Commission adopts an Endangered Buildings List and hosts a walking tour of historic buildings in recognition of National Historic Preservation Month (May). It also cosponsors events with Old Town Cape, Southeast Missouri State University, and other organizations. The Commission consists of nine members who are appointed by the City Council. Meetings of the Commission are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.