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Is Your Property a Local Landmark?

There are many residential, commercial and public properties in Coles County that are eligible for landmark designation. The Coles County Historic Preservation Advisory Council assesses potential landmark properties under guidelines established by the National Parks Service National Register of Historic Places program http://www.nps.gov/nr/. Basic property qualifications include that a property be approximately 50 years in age and retain a high degree of original, physical integrity.

If you are interested in adding your property to the Coles County List of Significant Places, please contact the Council administrative staff for more information. See our Resources tab for CCHPAC Landmarking and award nomination forms.

Collaborate

The Coles County Historic Preservation Advisory Council often undertakes administrative and external initiatives to benefit historic preservation objectives within Coles County. Anyone interested in participating in on-going Council projects is encouraged to contact a current Council member or the Council administrative staff.

Become a Coles County Historic Preservation Advisory Council Member

Are you interested in becoming an active, local historic preservation advocate? If so, contact the Council administrative staff to connect with the Council Chair for information on Council membership vacancies and requirements.

Attend a Meeting

Regular Coles County Historic Preservation Advisory Council meetings are open to the public and are conducted at the offices of the Coles County Regional Planning & Development Commission on the third floor of the County Courthouse between 4:30 and 6:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month except for May, July and December. Please contact and inform the Council administrative staff of your intent to attend a Council meeting so appropriate accommodations can be made.