The Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) fosters the preservation of the archeological, architectural, and cultural heritage of Kansas. We do this by administering historic preservation programs and offering technical assistance to those restoring or rehabilitating historic properties or engaging in archeological research. Our offices are located at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka.
The Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) fosters the preservation of the archeological, architectural, and cultural heritage of Kansas.
Preserving Kansas is an eGroup for historic preservationists across Kansas, including SHPO staff, local governments, local preservation commission members, designers, contractors and building owners.
Tax credits provide a key tool for the rehabilitation of historic properties—both income-producing and non income-producing.
Federal laws and regulations, starting with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, drive modern cultural resource practices.
The Kansas Preservation Act was originally enacted in 1977. Revisions by the state legislature in 1981 and 1988 further defined the "environs" of historic properties.