Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation Ordinance for the City of Elmhurst was adopted in 2006. The ordinance provides a mechanism for the identification, designation and protection of buildings and other sites determined to be of historical or architectural significance to the City.  If you are interested in learning more about the landmark designation process for your property please contact Eileen Franz at 630-530-3121.

Historic Preservation Ordinance

The Historic Preservation Commission is an advisory Commission that functions to review potential landmarks, conduct surveys of areas with historical and architectural significance and provide information on the historic and architectural heritage of the City.

Historic Preservation Commission Overview


Landmark Designation Application

Certificate of Appropriateness Application

Elmhurst Architectural Resources Surveys

The Elmhurst Historic Preservation Commission has conducted architectural resource surveys over the years. Below are the results of two recently completed surveys in Elmhurst. 

Arlington-Kenilworth Survey (2010)

York-Cottage Hill Sation Survey (2106)

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