Smithville Commercial District Historic Resource Survey and Nomination

Working with the Smithville Economic Development Corporation, Rosin Preservation completed a two-stage project with the goal of making state and federal historic tax credits available to property owners and encouraging investment in the community. The first step was a survey of the late-19th and early-20th century resources that form the commercial heart of Smithville. This led to preparation of a National Register nomination for a historic district that includes 39 buildings built between c. 1885 and 1964. Although straight forward on the surface, the two-phase project took roughly 18 months to complete as Rosin Preservation and the Smithville EDC worked diligently to make sure property owners were fully informed about the benefits and responsibilities that come with historic designation.


Smithville, MO