Preserve Buildings. Promote Neighborhoods. Revitalize Kansas City. Since its founding in 1974, Historic Kansas City (HKC) has been the only greater Kansas City nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation … read more

Preservation Awards Ceremony

Hotel Phillips

Join Historic Kansas City in honoring the recipients of the 2014 Preservation Awards. The event will be held in the historic Hotel Phillips mezzanine lobby and crystal ballroom … read more

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Retain Missouri Historic Tax Credit Program

MO HTC locations to date

Historic Kansas City is partnering with an alliance of nonprofits, preservation professionals and passionate individuals to save the Historic Tax Credit in Missouri. Every year in recent history … read more

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Jacob Wagner, PhD, Board Member


Jake Wagner, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Design and Director of the Urban Studies program at UMKC.  His research interests include the politics of historic preservation, neighborhood and community planning, and the role of cultural heritage in disaster recovery. In addition to his role as President, he is active on the Advocacy Committee.

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