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Historic Preservation Commission

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. 
(Has duties and powers dealing with general activities involving landmarks and historic preservation districts as set out in Appendix F., Historic Preservation Ordinance, of the Municipal Code of the City of Jacksonville, Illinois.)

The Historic Preservation Commission of Jacksonville, Illinois consists of eleven city residents including an ex-officio member of the City Council and of the Jacksonville Main Street Program. Our goal is to help preserve and promote the historical and architectural structures in Jacksonville's historic district as well as the rest of our city. The Commission meets on the first Monday of each month, with individual committees meeting separately throughout the month. The committees also include other non-commission members of the community who have an interest in the preservation of Jacksonville.

Members of the Commission also work on individual committees.

Designation Committee - oversees the process of local land marking and the recognition of property owners
Ordinance Committee - working on updating the Commission's Ordinance
Resource Committee - working with the Public Library
Information Committee - working on a list of craftsmen and builders 

The Ordinance Committee is working on updating the Commission's Ordinance to help clarify to homeowners the proper procedures on maintenance and repairs to their historic homes. The Resource Committee is working with the Public Library to make reference materials readily available to the public. The Information Committee is working on a list of craftsmen and builders who are familiar with working on historic buildings.

We hope to keep you up-to-date on what we are doing to help maintain the historic charm of Jacksonville, and we are more than happy to help you help us.

The Commission has resource materials available to the public to help you in repair, restoration and renovation of your historic home. A resource library is being set up at the Jacksonville Public Library to provide specialized information to homeowners on maintaining or researching the history of your home.

Steve Hardin
Judy Tighe, Ex-Officio

Aaron Scott, Ex-Officio
Ed Killam

Jim Stollard

Bill Scott

Rick Stevens

Brett Haney

Jeremy Coumbes

Maggie Peterson

HISTORIC_2 (2)Designation of Local Landmarks and RezoningWithin the past two years, the city's Historical Preservation Commission has designated several homes and structures as Local Landmarks. Bronze plaques have been presented to the homeowners or the city for display on the property, indicating the designation. These presentations have taken place publicly at City Council meetings. Local landmarking does not affect homeowners' rights in any way, but is given as recognition for preserving and maintaining the historic integrity of their property. The Commission has also been active in rezoning certain blocks on West College from multiple family dwellings to a maximum of two family dwellings. This helps to keep the homes truer to their original design. Similar plans are in the works for West State Street.

2024 Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

  • January 1, 2024 Agenda
  • February 6, 2024 Agenda
  • March 5, 2024 Agenda Minutes
  • April 2, 2024 Agenda
  • May 7, 2024 Agenda
  • June 4, 2024 Agenda
  • July 2, 2024 Agenda