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A local historic district is a grouping of sites, properties and/or buildings reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission and officially designated by the Village Board for its historic and/or architectural value.  A district may consist of individual landmarks, contributing properties and non-contributing properties.  Work on properties in a historic district may require a Certificate of Appropriateness.

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East Side Historic District  map

The East Side Historic District was approved by the Village Board on November 3, 2008. This district has 35 residences on Amboy Street, Bartlett Avenue, Center Street, Division Street/IL Route 59, and Evans Street. Four of these residences are also designated individually as local landmarks, 14907 S. Bartlett Avenue, 14931 S. Bartlett Avenue, 15005 S. Bartlett Avenue, and 15022 S. Bartlett Avenue. It includes residences built in various styles including Queen Anne, Italianate, and Colonial Revival that were constructed over an approximately 100 year period, c. 1850-1950.

Downtown Historic District  map

The Downtown Historic District was approved by the Village Board on September 19, 2011.  This district has 65 properties along the downtown’s historic Lockport Street.  The boundaries of the district are generally located along Lockport Street from Route 59, west to James Street.  Within this new district are some of the most important commercial structures in the Village including the Masonic Lodge, Clock Tower building, Andreasen Building (old Standard Station), and Steiner Building.  Historic churches such as the Plymouth Congregational Church and old St. Mary’s Church are also located in the district.  The creation of one of the first downtown districts in Will County continues to reflect the continued renaissance that is happening in the Village’s downtown and the Village’s commitment to historic preservation. Click here to take a "walking tour" of Downtown Plainfield.