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About the Author
Bill Hart grew up in Perry County in southeast Missouri. His interest in small town and roadside Missouri was
fostered by his work for the past several years with the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri
Preservation), where he currently serves as executive director. He holds a degree in Historic Preservation from
Southeast Missouri State University and did his graduate coursework in Architectural History at the Savannah College
of Art and Design in Georgia. Bill is particularly interested in vanishing Missouri building types, including roadside and
countryside. He was one of the founders of the Missouri Barn Alliance and Rural Network (Mo BARN), advocating for
documentation and preservation of Missouri’s historic farmsteads