Barbara Stocklin-Steely, MSCRP, established Square Moon Consultants, LLC, a historic preservation and planning consulting firm, in 2016 to provide comprehensive historic preservation and planning-related services to private, non-profit and public clients. While working in local government preservation in three different cities, Barbara advised hundreds of property owners on the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings; facilitated state and federal tax credit applications; surveyed historic properties and completed designation applications; drafted historic preservation plans, ordinance, policies and processes; developed design guidelines; and devised creative solutions for complex preservation problems. Her speciality is making historic preservation accessible and user-friendly, and helping clients and communities fully realize the economic, social, and place-making power that only historic buildings and districts can provide. Square Moon Consultants, LLC partners with other consultants on larger projects, and brings in other specialists as needed to meet the specific needs of each project.
Why do I do this?
From an early age, I connected with historic buildings. Annual summer visits to Missouri introduced me to my grandparent’s 1840s log farmhouse, a small but sturdy cabin that withstood many tornadoes while providing comfortable housing for the first four generations of my family in America. My best memories growing up just happened to be in historic buildings, whether it was my grandmother’s log cabin, the local Carnegie library or the 1863 church I attended regularly. These historic places matter to me. Today they survive so that others can know their history and appreciate them. Just as I value the historic places important to me, I want to help individuals and communities preserve the places that matter to them.