Evenings Upstairs – Bringing Back the Belle
Led by Historic Preservationist Melinda Winchester
Come hear the history and story of “Bringing Back the Belle”. The Belle Louise is an 1879 Italianate Beauty located in the Heart of Lower Town who came to the verge of crumbling down.
The new owners will tell you her story, history and how through the use of creative partnerships and historic tax credits have brought this beauty back to life.
Winchester has worked extensively throughout Missouri and Kentucky preserving architectural resources through National Register listings and historic tax credits. She has an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation. At SEMO she was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is an Alumni Member of Sigma Pi Kappa Preservation Honor Society.