Many of the State Historical Society’s holdings are included in Merlin, the shared library catalog of the four University of Missouri campuses. The State Historical Society holds several books on the history of Missouri’s architecture. A keyword search can be done for general information using “Missouri Architecture.” For a more specific search on Missouri, you can use the Library of Congress subject terms “Architecture, Domestic—Missouri,” and/or “Architecture—Missouri—History.”
The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Historic Missourians website has an entire category dedicated to architects featuring four biographies.
These links will take you outside the Society's website. The Society is not responsible for the content of the following sites:State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) under the Missouri Department of National Resources (DNR)
The State Historic Preservation Office is the agency authorized to carry out the responsibilities of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. These activities include: reviewing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, overseeing the states architectural and archaeological survey programs, enforcing section 106 review and compliance, managing Missouri’s Certified Local Government Program, reviewing state and federal historic tax credit applications, and administering Historic Preservation Grant programs.National Register of Historic Places
These nominations provide in-depth research on specific structures still standing in Missouri, along with supportive data that document why those buildings are deemed eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.Architectural Surveys
These surveys provide an overview of the history and significance of a potential historic district. These surveys also provide supportive information for why those building listed should be included within the district.Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Survey
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. In addition, documentation from the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) has been added to the Library of Congress’s holdings since the early 2000s. These collections help to document the vast achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design both in the United States and in its territories.