Preservation Board

Historic Board PhotoThe Preservation Board is a 9-member panel made up of 8 citizens and design professionals, appointed by the Mayor for 4-year terms, and the Chairman of the Aldermanic Committee on Public Safety. Five positions are required to be filled by: a registered architect; a registered engineer; a landscape architect or urban planner; a real estate broker; and an art or architectural historian.

The Board acts as an administrative law judge and is governed by state law. The City Counselor represents the Board and its members and the Cultural Resources Office serves as the staff of the Preservation Board.

Board Meetings

Current Board Agenda

Past Board Agendas and Minutes
The Preservation Board meets at 4:00 P.M. on the fourth Monday of the month in our offices at 1520 Market Street, in the second floor Boardroom.

The Board may change its meeting time or date, or schedule a special meeting. These changes are published on this web page and posted in our office. Notification is sent to applicants, City officials and citizens on our mailing list. For more information, contact the Board's Secretary.


The Board hears applicant appeals of Cultural Resources Office decisions. Preservation Board decisions in City Historic Districts are binding by law and may be appealed only to the Circuit Court. Appeals regarding encroachments or public works are heard by the Board of Public Service; appeals from Board denials of demolition applications may be heard by the Planning Commission at the Commission's discretion.

Current Board Members

Richard Callow, Chairman
Melanie Fathman
Hon. Terry Kennedy
Michael Killeen
Nathaniel Johnson
David Richardson
Anthony Robinson
David Visintainer
Erin Wright

Adona Buford, Board Secretary

Audio Recordings

Playlist of audio recordings of the Preservation Board meetings hosted on YouTube.
No events available.

Contact Information

Phone: (314) 657-3865
Fax: (314) 613-7014

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

1520 Market Street , Suite 2000
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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