The Joliet Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) is an advisory board to the City which was established with the Historic Preservation Ordinance of 1990 and subsequent amendments. The JHPC evaluates and then nominates historic structures as Local Landmarks or part of Local Historic Districts; reviews applications for Certificates of Appropriateness; promotes historic preservation in the community; and assists with educating residents about available resources for preservation activities.
|NAME||TERM BEGINS||TERM ENDS|
|Mary Beth Gannon||04/17/2018||04/17/2020|
|Sharon Merwin, Vice-Chair||04/17/2018||04/17/2020|
|Sara Stovall, Chair||12/06/2016||12/06/2018|
|Jayne Bernhard||Staff Liaison|
The JHPC consists of twelve members: nine voting members and three non-voting members. All members are appointed by the mayor, with advice from city council, for a two year term. The voting members must be residents of Joliet while the three non-voting members may live outside Joliet. Non-voting members may not serve as officers of the JHPC. The City of Joliet Department of Community Development staffs the JHPC.
Meetings: 4th Wednesday of each month, Council Chambers
Committee of the Whole Workshop, 6:00 p.m.
Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
|JHPC Meeting Dates [PDF]||Agendas & Minutes|
Annual Historic Preservation Award
Bestowed annually in May. Click here to view previous award winners and to learn more about the Annual Historic Preservation Award.
Historic Properties and Historic Areas
The City of Joliet boasts a rich diversity of architectural styles and building forms with over 2,000 buildings built before 1900 and 11,000 built before 1950! A small subset of these homes or structures have special recognition as “historic properties,” meaning they have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places; designated as local historic landmarks; are located within a local historic district; are located within a National Register Historic District; and/or a National Scenic Byway. These designations celebrate the historic character of these properties and neighborhoods. Click on the links to learn more.
Local Historic Districts |Local Landmarks | Thematic Historic Districts | National Register Historic Districts | Individual Properties on the National Register of Historic Places | National Scenic Byways
Application for Appointment[PDF]
Certificate of Appropriateness [PDF]
Local Landmark Application [PDF]
Owner Consent Form [PDF]
Annual Historic Preservation Award Nomination Form [PDF]
Union Depot Tower – Railroad Exhibit
Joliet Historic Preservation Commission
Jayne M. Bernhard, AICP
Planner and Staff Liaison to the JHPC
150 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
TEL: (815) 724-4052