Architectural & Historical Research: Cultural Resources Consultants

About Architectural & Historical Research

The firm of Architectural & Historical Research specializes in the preparation of National Register of Historic Places Nominations, National Historic Landmark Nominations, Cultural Resources Inventories, Historic Preservation Certification Applications, Historic Structures Reports for National Historic Sites, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), Section 106 and 4(f) Review. AHR has prepared numerous Cultural Historic Resource studies for both compliance-related projects and environmental documents (EISs and EAs). Working locally, regionally and nationally, AHR provides efficient, scholarly, and timely reports.

Founder and principal of Architectural & Historical Research, LLC, Kansas City, Missouri, Ms. Millstein meets the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for architectural historians and is a certified 36 CFR Part 61. Her firm can provide a wide range of services to assist in compliance with federal preservation law, develop strategies for preservation planning and use for cultural resources. Additionally, AHR can produce traditional large-format and digital archival photographic documentation for HABS and HAER projects, construction documentation, architectural guides, and promotional materials.

AHR has experience in compiling historical survey analyses and documentation for restoration master plan studies, which are instrumental in establishing parameters for restoration and rehabilitation, adaptive re-use and renovation. For these activities, Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is used as basic guidelines.



  • Reconnaissance and intensive-level survey
  • National Register of Historic Places nominations
  • National Historic Landmark Nominations
  • Historic Structures and Landscapes Reports


  • Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
  • Historic American Engineering Record (HAER)

Federal Compliance Requirements

  • National Historic Preservation Act/Section 106
  • Department of Transportation/Section 4(f)
  • Determination of National Register Eligibility (DOE)
  • Memoranda of Agreement (MOA)

Preservation Planning

  • Strategies for preservation
  • Assessments

Historical Research and Interpretation

  • Master plan studies
  • Museum and corporate exhibits
  • Historic markers
  • Popular scholarly publications
  • Film and video production

Rehabilitation/Restoration Tax Incentives

  • Historic Preservation Certification applications

Fine Archival Photography

  • Small, medium and large format
  • Digital imaging