Preserving our shared past:
Historic Preservation is about a lot more than old buildings, it's about retaining our communal character.
Here and there's from the Missoula Historic Preservation Office and Commission.
Preserving our shared past: Historic Preservation is about a lot more than old buildings, it's about retaining our communal character.
With nine historic districts and 62 individually listed buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, Missoula's built past is a critical part of its contemporary charm. From the Moon-Randolph Ranch to the Florence Building, the Milwaukee to the Northern Pacific Railroad depot, the Alien Detention Barracks at Fort Missoula to the Wilma Theater, our historic places help shape the character which makes Missoula unique.
As a Certified Local Government (CLG), the City of Missoula works to provide information, guidance and resources to community members, property owners, and elected leaders in all aspects of preservation related projects. The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) and Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) work to facilitate appropriate preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of Missoula's existing buildings. In doing so, the HPO and HPC oversee preservation programs including the National Register of Historic Places, historic architecture and archaeological survey, review and compliance, preservation planning, and public education. The City of Missoula recognizes the many benefits that historic preservation can serve toward other initiatives as well, and integrates sustainability, economic incentive, and community development for the progression of preservation in Missoula as a whole.
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