Below is a list of some historic preservation resources.
Naperville Preservation Inc Recommendations
Financial Incentives: A list of financial incentives that may be available towards a preservation project
"Get Your House Right" by Marianne Cusato & Ben Pentreath: An excellent resource for understanding traditional residential design
HPC 101: Our webinar with the Naperville's Historic Preservation Commission liaison.
Historic Preservation - Historic Districts: A video by preservationist and urban planner Christine Dalton.
City of Naperville Resources
Naperville's Historic Building Design and Resource Manual: This PDF file is the go-to guide for appropriateness of maintenance and revision of Naperville's historic structures. It is also a wonderful primer on architecture and our local heritage.
Naperville's Historic District and Landmarks: This page describes what it means for a building to be part of the Historic District or be a landmark. There are also wonderful information on the buildings on each street of the historic district and the landmarks.
Naperville's Historic Preservation Commission: Members of this commission are community volunteers who serve to review and make recommendations regarding landmarks and buildings in the Historic District.
Landmarks Illinois: Landmarks Illinois is the premiere not-for-profit for all matters historic preservation in Illinois. Please be sure to check out their resources and events. Their Illinois Restoration Resource Directory is particularly useful.
State of Illinois Historic Preservation Division: As a division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this site has wonderfull resources on places to visit, state preservation laws, and financial incentives for preservation.
Below are some resources to help explore Naperville's historic places.
Naperville Preservation Virtual Tours:
Naperville Heritage Society Historic Walking Tours
Maps From Naperville's Open Data Sets Of Historic Places
Historic Preservation within Naperville's Forest Preserves
Riverview Farmstead: The cultural heritage of the Clow Family farmhouse and barn that is now apart of the Forest Preserve District of Will County.