Historic Preservation

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Historic HouseThis program of the Division seeks to cultivate a built environment that reflects Evanston's unique character and history. Members of the Preservation Commission work to sustain the architectural vitality of City neighborhoods by aiding in the restoration, rehabilitation, and conservation of landmark buildings and the preservation of historic districts. The Preservation Coordinator helps owners in the preservation and rehabilitation and conservation of their homes, as well as assisting residents in obtaining a certificate of appropriateness. Both strive to preserve Evanston's diversity through its architecture.

Historic Preservation Certificate of Appropriateness

Approval by the Historic Preservation Commission is necessary for the alteration, construction, relocation, and demolition of landmark buildings and properties in historic districts when a permit is required and when the proposed work is visible from the street of public way. For more information on this process and how approval is obtained, please contact Carlos Ruiz, the Preservation Coordinator at 847-448-4311, or cruiz@cityofevanston.org.

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2019 Evanston Preservation and Design Awards Nomination Form


2019 COA application for MAJOR work per Ord. 29-O-18 B

COA application for minor work

Request inspection of historic preservation work

Request a landmark building plaque or status nomination

Preservation Fee Schedule

Evanston Landmarks Inventory Report 2015 (Outside Historic Districts)