Consisting of seven citizen members with a range of expertise, the Commission is charged with the task of identifying and recommending to City Council the Landmarking of architecturally or historically significant elements of our City's built environment. Landmarks typically celebrate sites or areas that have special historical, architectural, community or aesthetic significance that should be preserved, enhanced and/or restored for use.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 PM.2023 Meeting Schedule
Historic Park Ridge
List of Landmarks
Recognition of 100-Year-Old Homes
When homeowners are considering landmark status one of the common questions they ask is, what will happen to the value of my home?
Click here to see a list of studies on the value of landmarked homes.
The Historic Preservation Commission created a brochure that identifies 10 special places or areas in Park Ridge and some of the special people associated with these places.
- Did you know that artist Grant Wood has a Park Ridge connection?
- Did you know that Park Ridge used to be called Brickton and that millions of bricks were produced annually for many years from the clay pits on the north side of town?
- Did you know that Andrew Carnegie donated $7500 to build a public Library in Park Ridge?
Hey Park Ridge, did you Know?
Richard Peters, Staff Liaison