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The Klingner Method for Historic Preservation

Staying on the cutting-edge of preservation is our goal. We follow the below steps for every project, ensuring all plans adhere to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the latest National Park Service preservation briefs. Klingner also provides coordination and consultation with State Historic Preservation Offices.

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Working Within Your Budget

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Stephanie Brakeville

“Staying on top of repairs will increase your building’s longevity.

We help you prioritize and phase those repairs to address the most important items first.”

Stephanie Brakeville

Tax Credit & Grant Support

Historic preservation tax credits may be available on both the state and federal levels. These projects typically must comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation – requiring research into a building’s historical significance (Step 1), proposed changes (Step 2), and final project documentation (Step 3).

Every step of the way, Klingner’s architects will provide you with the documents, designs, and public bidding services you need to secure reimbursement for Qualified Rehabilitation Costs.

Klingner projects have utilized Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), State of Iowa Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants, the Illinois Local Facade Program, HABS / HAER Documentation, and Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, among others.

Renovated interior of a historic building used as a boutique hotel
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See More Of Your Building

Increase the accuracy of your renovation with Klingner’s state-of-the-art 3D laser scanning system. This technology captures millions of data points, giving our team an easily-accessible reference during design. It can also help us identify potential problems or structural weaknesses on a building’s facade and in hard-to-reach areas.

The Best of Both Worlds

Historic properties carry value far beyond their physical worth. To protect them, you need a team that you can trust.


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We’re Local

We live and work in communities across the Midwest. With offices across Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, our team can respond to your inspection and renovation needs quickly.

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Multidisciplinary Expertise

Klingner has experts in every professional discipline required for your historic preservation project. This comprehensive, streamlined approach to design results in projects that are both affordable and efficient.

Jeremy Steenhoek

Talk to a Historic Preservation Expert About Your Project

We’ll preserve your structure’s history – all while keeping your modern uses in mind.