About Carthage Historic Preservation
Carthage Historic Preservation (CHP) is a community-based organization dedicated to education about and advocacy for historic preservation in Carthage, Missouri. It is also committed to reminding the community of the economic development implicit in heritage tourism such as that drawn by its historic neighborhoods, the Route 66 corridor, and its Civil War sites. CHP owns the historic 1895 Phelps House and the Sweet House, believed to be the oldest house in Carthage. The Sweet House is serving as a demonstration site for historically-appropriate techniques and technologies for preserving and restoring historic structures.