Missouri State Historic Preservation Office
Toni Prawl, a Missouri native, has been involved in historic preservation at the local, state, and federal levels for more than thirty years. Once an intern at the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office, she became the Director and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer in 2015. Before joining the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Toni was an architectural historian and senior historic preservation specialist with the Missouri Department of Transportation for more than two decades. She has also worked for the National Park Service (Historic American Buildings Survey), the University of Missouri-Columbia, and as a consultant. She completed undergraduate degrees at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville (B.S. /B.S. Sec. Ed.), and graduate programs at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Housing and Interior Design (M.A.) and Department of Art History and Archaeology (Ph.D., with emphasis in historic preservation). Toni has served as a board member and officer of state and local preservation organizations, is a former historic preservation commissioner, and resides in a Queen Anne house that is both a local landmark and National Register-listed property.