Historic Preservation Division
What We Do

Historic Preservation

Pullman Landmark District Streetscape View

DPD's Historic Preservation Division works with property owners, city departments, sister agencies, and the general public to promote the preservation of Chicago's historic resources. The division researches and prepares landmark designation reports and reviews permit applications for work on proposed and designated landmarks. It also administers the Demolition-Delay Ordinance, maintains the Chicago Historic Resources Survey, and promotes the preservation of historic buildings through incentives, preservation planning, public outreach, and technical assistance. The division staffs the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, which is responsible for recommending potential landmark designations to the City Council.

Most Recent News (Historic Preservation)

Oct 13, 2016 Landmarks Commission Honors City’s Best Preservation Projects
Oct 5, 2016 Landmark District Proposed for Set of Four Row Houses in Lincoln Park
Oct 5, 2016 Pair of Former North Side Elementary Schools Proposed for Landmark Status
Sep 14, 2016 Landmark Status Proposed for Former West Town Elementary School
Sep 14, 2016 Plymouth Building in South Loop Proposed for Landmark Status

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Supporting Information

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Department Main Office

Planning and Development

Planning, Design & Historic Preservation Division
Department of Planning and
121 N. La Salle St. #1000
Chicago, IL 60602


Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Link

National Park Service Link

Historic Chicago Bungalow Association Link