Cultural Resources Office

The Cultural Resources Office (CRO) works with property owners, neighborhoods, City departments, public agencies and elected officials to preserve our City's historic and cultural heritage. Under applicable standards and ordinances, the Office reviews:
  • exterior changes to City Landmarks and buildings in City Historic Districts;
  • demolitions in Preservation Review Districts and National Register Historic Districts;
  • projects funded by the City or that affect City-owned property
  • City projects funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

CRO Satellite Office

More information

The Office maintains a satellite office, CRO Hotspot, located at City Hall in Room 421, down the hall from the Permit Section. CRO Hotspot was established to assist citizens with over-the-counter applications and permit review. The staff is also available to assist in planning rehabilitation projects and to answer questions about historic district requirements.

St. Louis Preservation Board

The Preservation Board is a nine-member panel of citizens and design professionals appointed by the Mayor and charged with ensuring that the historic and cultural character of the City's designated districts and landmarks is preserved.  The Board:
  • recommends historic district and landmark designations;
  • advises City Administration and the Board of Aldermen on preservation issues;
  • reviews major development proposals in historic districts;
  • hears appeals of decisions by the Cultural Resources Office.

Meetings

Current Board Agenda

The Preservation Board meets on the fourth Monday of every month at 4:00 P.M. at our offices at 1520 Market Street, Suite 2000. Meetings are open to the public and fully accessible. A preliminary agenda is posted at the link above about two weeks before each meeting; the final agenda is posted there several days in advance.

Contact Information

Phone: (314) 657-3865

Hours:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri

Address:
1520 Market Street , Suite 2000
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

SE corner of Market and 15th Street

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