Historic Preservation Commission

Intent and Purpose
  • To encourage the rehabilitation and utilization of structures, places and works of art having a special historical, architectural or aesthetic value or interest to the community.
  • To identify those buildings and such worthy of designation as official Glen Ellyn landmarks, to hold hearings and to recommend that the Village Board effect those designations by ordinance.
  • To aid in the continuing preservation of Stacy’s Tavern Museum.
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) administers all state and federal historic preservation and incentive programs in Illinois, including the National Register of Historic Places. The agency operates over 60 historic sites, administers the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and offers several resources for property owners interested in preserving, restoring, or recognizing their historic property.

Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission Annual Awards
The Village of Glen Ellyn's Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 Historic Preservation Awards. Congratulations to the following winners of the 2011 Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Awards:
  • Renovation of the Year: 592 N. Main Street
  • Architectural Details: 583 N. Main Street

The Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission supports homeowners and builders who help preserve our Village’s historic character. Nominations are accepted January 1 through April 1st of each year. The Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Awards program honors projects in four categories:

RESTORATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Restoration of the Year Award is presented annually by the Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission in recognition of an outstanding effort (completed within the prior calendar year) to restore the exterior of a home or building in a manner fitting its historic character  while adhering to Glen Ellyn’s restoration guidelines and contributing to the preservation of Glen Ellyn history. Entries are judged on the extent to which the exterior restoration is in keeping with the home’s historic character.  

RENOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Renovation of the Year Award is presented annually by the Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission in recognition of an outstanding effort (completed within the prior calendar year) to renovate the exterior of a home or building in a manner maintaining its architectural integrity and contributing to the preservation of Glen Ellyn history. Entries are judged on the extent to which the exterior renovation is in keeping with the home’s historic character.  

STREETSCAPE COMPATIBILITY AWARD

The Streetscape Compatibility Award is presented annually by the Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission in recognition of an outstanding effort (completed within the prior calendar year) to construct a new home or building in an  architectural style and scale that contributes to the preservation of Glen Ellyn's historic streetscapes. Entries are judged on their compatibility with the existing streetscape, in terms of architectural style and scale.

ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS AWARD

The Architectural Details Award is presented annually by the Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission in recognition of an outstanding effort (completed within the prior calendar year) to restore an exterior detail element of a home or building in a manner fitting its historic character, and contributing to the preservation of Glen Ellyn history. Examples of exterior detail elements would include but not limited to porches, cornice work, leaded glass windows, or decorative fencing. Entries are judged on the compatibility of the element with the historic character of the home or building. 

Entries in each category may include:
  • Residential, single-family homes
  • Residential, multi-unit buildings, such as apartments or condominiums
  • Commercial buildings, such as shops, banks or restaurants
  • Institutional buildings, such as assisted living facilities or schools

Glen Ellyn residents are encouraged to nominate projects of special interest in their neighborhoods; homeowners or builders interested in applying for awards may also self-nominate. To nominate a structure, send a letter with information about the structure (such as history, pictures, project details) to Historic Preservation Commission Staff Liaison, 535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.  For more information about this program, please contact the Historic Preservation Commission Staff Liaison at 630-469-5000.  

Landmarked Properties
The Village of Glen Ellyn and its Historic Preservation Commission is proud of the homes that contribute to the historical character of the Village. Please find below a list of landmarked homes within the Village, along with a nomination form for those wishing to nominate a structure as a landmark.  Please contact the Village at 630-469-5000 with additional questions regarding landmarked properties or landmarking a property.
Architectural Resources Surveys

The Village of Glen Ellyn has conducted several architectural resource surveys within the northern portions of the community since 2002.  The Village has conducted these surveys for several purposes including:

  • Maintenance of the Certified Local Government Status achieved by the Village in 2003, and the access to federal funding for historic preservation efforts that comes with the designation;
  • Expansion of the Village’s body of data on existing historic homes;
  • Creation of residential interest in preservation;
  • Encouragement of homeowner consideration of steps such as landmarking;
  • Encouragement of homeowner application for placement on the National Registry; and
  • Encouragement of homeowner application for property tax freeze available for restoration projects on historic properties.

Please find below the Village’s survey results from the 2002, 2007 and 2009 architectural resources surveys.  Please contact the Village Manager’s Office at 630-469-5000 with any questions regarding these completed surveys, or the current architectural resource survey in progress.


2002 Architectural Resources Survey:
2007 Architectural Resources Survey:

2009 Architectural Resources Survey:

2010 Architectural Resources Survey:
Historic Preservation within the Village
The following webpage was developed by the Historic Preservation Commission to provide additional information regarding historic character, benefits of historic preservation, architectural styles within the Village and landmarking. Historic preservation guidelines have also been provided to guide homeowners in their exterior alterations and additions to historic properties.
 
Members: 9 (Including one high school member)
Non-Voting Members: 2 (Trustee Liaison and Staff Liaison)
Length of Term:
Three Years
Monthly Meeting:
4th Thursday
HPC Agendas & Minutes
 

The Village of Glen Ellyn   535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn IL 60137  (630) 469-5000