Nominations accepted for 2023 Endangered Buildings List in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission is accepting nominations for its 2023 Endangered Buildings List.

The Commission first introduced the list in 2012 to promote awareness of buildings and structures in the community that, in the opinion of the Commission, have historic value and are believed to be at risk of being lost due to significant deterioration and/or imminent demolition.

Visit or stop by the Planning Services Division at City Hall to obtain a nomination form.

Completed nomination forms may be submitted by email to, or by mail to: Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission, 44 North Lorimier Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701.

Nominations must include all of the following:

  1. the building address or, if there is no address, an adequate description of the location
  2. an explanation of the building’s historic significance
  3. an explanation of why the building is endangered
  4. suggested actions that could be taken to save the building; and 5) at least one photo of the building in its current condition (PDF, JPEG or TIFF format only for electronic submissions).

The deadline for submitting a nomination is March 10. The commission will review the nominations on March 22 and adopt the list on April 19.

Both meetings are open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 44 North Lorimier Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (subject to change).

Anyone with questions can contact the Planning Services Division by phone at (573) 339-6327 or by email at

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