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Historic Preservation Council to consider nominations for National Register Feb. 8, including 1 from Saline County

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A portion of an map from the 1896 Saline County Plat Book, showing altered course of the river in Saline County. The property nominated for the National Register of Historic Places is circled. The image is included in the nomination document.
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The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places during its quarterly meeting Friday, Feb. 8, in Jefferson City, and one Saline County property is on the list.

Arrow Rock Ferry Landing, owned by Rich Lawson, was recommended for inclusion on the National Register by the Saline County Historic Preservation Commission and the Saline County Commission.

Lawson has documentary and physical evidence establishing the property, once owned by a relative of Mary Todd Lincoln, as the site where the Santa Fe Trail crossed the Missouri River during the early- to mid-19th century.

The advisory council meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. in the La Charrette conference room of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, in Jefferson City.

Nominations for 10 properties and a National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form are scheduled to be considered for listing in the National Register. Properties on the agenda include historic residential and commercial historic districts, schools and a site related to historic western emigration trails.

Other nominated properties under consideration include:

--Cuba High School Annex, 308 N. Smith St., Cuba, Crawford County.

--Historic Resources of Neosho, Neosho, Newton County.

--Neosho Wholesale Grocery Co., 224 N. Washington St, Neosho, Newton Co.

--Frederick Apartments, 1001 University Ave., Columbia, Boone County.

--Bockrath, Henry and Elizabeth, House, 309 W. Dunklin, Jefferson City, Cole County.

--Biddle Street Market, 1211-19 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis.

--Walnut Park School, 5314 Riverview Blvd./5814 Thekla Ave., St. Louis.

--Ironton Lodge Hall, 133 N. Main St., Ironton, Iron County.

--Mount Washington School, 570 S, Evanston Ave., Independence, Jackson County.

--Wholesale District (Boundary Increase I), 701 Broadway and 330 West 8th St., Kansas City, Jackson County.

In addition to nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, the council will receive status reports on programs provided by the State Historic Preservation Office, and discuss business related to its own function and duties.

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is a 12-member group of historians, architects, archaeologists and citizens with an interest in historic preservation.

The council is appointed by the governor and works with the Department of Natural Resources' State Historic Preservation Office, which administers the National Register of Historic Places program for Missouri.

The council meets quarterly to review Missouri property nominations to the National Register, the nation's honor roll of historic properties. Approved nominations are forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C., for final approval.

For more information about the February meeting or the council, call the State Historic Preservation Office at 573-751-7858 or the department toll free at 1-800-334-6946.

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