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General Information

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 Incentives

National Park Service Tax Credits
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 Conservancy

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

IHPA Education and Publications

IHPA 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 Museum and Research Center

11 Most Endangered Places

Society for American Archaeology

Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission

Society of Architectural Historians

Slide Shows

Mid-Century Modern Homes In Joliet
Historic Postcards & Snapshots

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Wooden Window Repair and Restoration Contractors 

1673 Historic Coloring Book