Documentation is Preservation

MPA provides professional research, documentation, and preservation planning services to private individuals, and local, state and federal agencies. When buildings and places are threatened by demolition or new development,  documentation in the form of research, inventory, photography, condition assessments, National Register eligibility reports and/or nominations, historic structure reports, interpretive plans, and public meetings raise awareness and encourage future preservation.

Current Projects

Re-Imagine Montana -- Landmarks Across Time Artist-in-Residence Project

Re-Imagine Montana -- Landmarks Across Time Artist-in-Residence Project

Re-Imagine Montana: National Parks, Historic Landmarks, Trails and Monuments Across Time is a project to support artists in creating artwork for a traveling exhibition. The work will celebrate nationally-significant parks and historic places in Montana by re-imagining signature places depicted by artists in the past. Follow the link for more information on our artist-in-residence application. 

Big Sky Survey & Preservation Project

Big Sky Survey & Preservation Project

The Big Sky Schoolhouse Survey & Preservation Project will identify and preserve historic rural properties across Montana with assistance from students and volunteers who will help us locate, document, and actively restore historically and culturally important at-risk buildings, beginning with threatened schoolhouses.

Do you have a threatened schoolhouse?
Contact us today.

Big Creek Ranger Station National Register nomination and Preservation Plan

Big Creek Ranger Station National Register nomination and Preservation Plan

In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Glacier National Park, and the nonprofit Glacier Institute, MPA has prepared a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the 1927 ranger station complex and will also completea preservation plan for the complex in 2014.

Past Projects

National Register Nominations

Dayton State Bank, Dayton

Target Range School, Missoula

Reed & Bowles Trading Post, Lewistown

Reed's Fort Post Office, Lewistown

 

 

United Methodist Church, Park City

Alvin Young Cabin & Barn, Big Horn Co.

500 N. Park Ave., Helena (Little Western Life)

Survey Projects

Havre Historic District, 2005

Preservation Plans

Anaconda Historic Preservation Plan