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Mornings on Main
Study Up! Discover How to Protect & Improve Your Downtown Assets

May 3 - May 4, 2023

Join Missouri Main Street Connection on May 3, 2023 at 8:30am in Central Time (US and Canada) for our next installment of the Mornings on Main webinar series in 2023.

Study Up! Discover How to Protect & Improve Your Downtown Assets.

Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) is hosting an educational kick-off party and webinar for Preservation Month. Members of the MMSC Historic Preservation Committee, Dana Gould, SFS Architecture, and Karen Bode Baxter, Historic Preservation Specialist, will discuss the four one-pagers published by MMSC that include painting historic buildings, installing the right awnings and canopies, masonry work, and building maintenance. Each conversation will be accompanied with a case study to dive deeper into applying the information found in each historic preservation one-pager. Come learn, ask questions, and leave with practical applications to tackle common problems that can arise with historic downtown buildings.

Registration is required for this free webinar. If you have any questions, please email logan@momainstreet.org or call our office at 417-334-3014.

Speaker Information:


Dana Gould 

Dana is a Principal Architect at SFS, located in Kansas City, MO. Over the last 27 years, she has dedicated her career to the appropriate treatment of historic properties including preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation. She has significant experience evaluating the existing conditions of buildings, including building forensics, and developing strategies for repairs, general maintenance, capital improvements and complete building modernization. She received her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Dana joined the Missouri Main Street Connection Advisory Board in 2022.

Karen Bode Baxter

Since 1993, Karen Bode Baxter has worked as a preservation consultant for property owners, real estate development teams, community-based organizations, and architects on historic building renovation projects, historic tax credit applications, historic structures reports, and National Register nominations in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and New York. She has supervised the historic tax credit applications for hundreds of projects, ranging from small houses to commercial rehabilitation projects. Although most of her current projects are in the Saint Louis metropolitan area, she has recently worked on projects in various Missouri communities both large and small. Karen and her staff have worked together listing more than 70 individual properties and 19 historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Prior to moving to St. Louis in 1995, she worked for seven years with historic downtown redevelopment programs connected with the National Main Street Center in Iowa and Oklahoma. She is currently a Board Member of Missouri Main Street Connection.


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The training is a private and public partnership with Department of Economic Development, State of Missouri, USDA Rural Development, and MMSC.

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