In addition to districts and individual properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Missouri is rich in locally designated historic districts. Some of the historic districts in Kansas City and St. Louis have been certified by the U.S. Department of the Interior as substantially meeting National Register criteria.
For your convenience, maps of the districts will be posted to this page as they become available.
Some of these maps do not indicate whether or not particular buildings were determined to contribute to the district when the district was certified. The maps that do provide this indication do so based on the material provided to the SHPO and the National Park Service for certification during the 1970s-80s and therefore indicate the status of each building as determined when the map was drawn. By the same token, it is also possible that a building that was formerly concealed under a modern skin has lost the skin and is now a certified historic structure.
Certified Local Districts in Kansas City
For information regarding local ordinances and local review of new construction and alterations to existing buildings, please consult the preservation planners in the Kansas City Planning and Development Department.
Armour-Gillham Historic Apartment/Hotel (Certified: 12/03/82)
Nelle E. Peters (Certified: 01/18/83)
North Hyde Park (Certified: 10/17/83)
Scarritt Point Historic District (Certified: 03/08/85)
Southmoreland Historic District (Certified: 02/12/85)
Union Hill Historic District (Certified: 07/23/84)
Certified Local Districts in the City of St. Louis
For information regarding local ordinances and local review of new construction and alterations to existing buildings, please consult the Cultural Resources Office of the St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency.
Central West End (Certified: 11/15/79; expanded 1989, 2002, and 2011)
- Maps identifying buildings in western and eastern portion of district determined contributing at district certification
Compton Hill (Certified: 01/29/82)
Fox Park (Certified: 07/01/85)
Hyde Park (Certified: 03/15/82)
- Maps identifying buildings in northern and southern portion of district determined contributing at district certification
Hyde Park Boundary Increase (Certified: 7/12/2013)
Shaw Neighborhood (Certified: 06/28/85)
Skinker-DeBaliviere/Catlin Tract/Parkview (Certified: 08/01/84)
Soulard Neighborhood (Certified: 06/09/82)
- Maps identifying buildings in northern and southern portion of district determined contributing at district certification *
Visitation Park (Certified: 01/12/79)
*Please note that the Soulard Certified Local District encompasses a substantially larger geographic area than the Soulard Neighborhood Historic District.
Certified Local Districts in St. Louis County
University City Civic Complex (Certified: 9/19/2016)