What is Historic Preservation?
Local landmarks, in the form of buildings, structures, and sites, collectively form our cultural heritage. Recognizing this cultural heritage is important to honor the past and to understand the present and future. Historic preservation seeks to continually identify, preserve and protect landmarks that make up our cultural heritage for our use, education, observation, and pleasure. Historic preservation is present on national, state and local levels.What is a Local Landmark?
What is a Local Historic District?
Local Historic Properties: How Does Landmark or District Status Affect You?
What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?
What is the JHPC?
Your House has a History
Historic Window Restoration
Tax & Financial IncentivesNational Park Service Tax Credits
Illinois Property Tax Assessment Freeze
Q&A about the Illinois Property Tax Assessment Freeze
National, state and local organizations
There are national, state, and local organizations which offer additional information online. Some are governmental bodies, others are private groups. Choose one of the selections below to go to that website.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Historic American Buildings Survey
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Cathedral Area Preservation Association
Chicago Historical Society
Chicago Bungalow Association
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservacy
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
IHPA Education and Publications
IHPA Federal Tax Credit information
IHPA Historic and Architectural Resources Geographic Information System (HARGIS)
Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation
Will County Historical Society
11 Most Endangered Places
Society for American Archaeology
Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission
Society of Architectural Historians
Slide ShowsMid-Century Modern Homes In Joliet
Historic Postcards & Snapshots
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