The Kirkwood Historical Society provides Kirkwood’s residents with a way to honor their Century Home with a custom-made plaque to be placed on the front of the celebrated residence.
The purpose of the Century Home Program is to identify, preserve and honor the history of our 100 year old homes in the Kirkwood area.
The program cost is $120 and consists of the following benefits:
- The home will receive an engraved Historical Plaque showing that it is over 100 years old, with the date of its original construction and whom the home was originally built for, if available, bringing added value to your property.
- A One-Year Membership to the Kirkwood Historical Society. Any current member will have his membership extended for an extra year.
- The home, owners and address will be published in the Kirkwood Historical Review. In addition, a copy of June Dahl’s book of the History of Kirkwood will also be provided to the owners.
The home owners must provide the home’s known history, photos and other records showing the date of construction. All records will be preserved at the KHS Mudd’s Grove Library. The Society will allow the use of our library for reference in helping to date the home. We will also assist in suggesting other sources that may help in getting the needed information. Once the Century Home application is completed, it will be presented to the Kirkwood Historical Society for review.
The goal of this program is to identify and preserve these homes for future generations. A community like Kirkwood doesn’t just happen. It is the result of careful planning and preservation. We hope that you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Mike Holley, Interim President
Kirkwood Historical Society
Click Here to download the Kirkwood Historical Society Century Home Application.