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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 200 Lee & 999 Michigan  522 Forest  614 Clark  701 Forest  726 Sheridan 1030 Lake Shore 
 1127 Forest  1300 Church  1323 Ashland  1422 Judson  1426 Mulford  1730 Chicago
 2110 Orrington  2241 Sherman  2307 Grey  2412 Lincolnwood  2731 Noyes  70 Arts Circle Ryan Center
 70 Arts Circle Ryan Landscape  630 Emerson  633 Clark  640 Colfax  720 University Place  1501 Central
 1860 Campus Dr.  2131 Tech Dr. 2145 Sheridan  2211 Campus Dr.  2321 Sheridan  Shakespeare Garden

2018 COA application for MAJOR work

Request inspection of historic preservation work

Request a landmark building plaque or status nomination

Evanston Landmarks Inventory Report 2015 (Outside Historic Districts)