In order for a property to be officially designated a Local Landmark, an application must be submitted to the Historic Preservation Planner (HPP) providing the information set out in the Local Landmark Ordinance. Once the HPP has determined the application is complete, it will be forwarded to the Landmark Commission with a recommendation for either acceptance or denial by city staff. If the Landmark Commission agrees to the designation, recommendation is then sent to the City Council for final approval. Once approval is given, the Recorder of Deeds is notified of the change in status for the building and change is noted on the deed.
Designation as a Local Landmark places a structure under the jurisdiction of the Landmark Commission and is subject to the Design Guidelines (PDF).
If you own a property you believe should be included as a St. Joseph Local Landmark, please complete the application (PDF) and return it to the Historic Preservation Planner’s Office, Room 107 at City Hall. For any questions please call (816) 271-4349 or email.
Frank L. Goetz Residence, 2902 Frederick Avenue
Nelson/Pettis Farmstead, 4401 Ajax Road
Second Presbyterian Church, 1122 South 12th Street
Albert and Flora Goetz Residence, 2603 Francis Street
Charles A. and Annie Buddy House, 424 South 9th Street
Lewis Burnes House, 1923 Francis
Ogden Mansion (Shakespeare Chateau), 809 Hall Street