Link this page as: www.mchenrycountyil.gov/HPC

 

In 1984, the state of Illinois passed the County Historic Preservation Act, giving counties the authority to establish historic preservation commissions. This became part of the Counties Code and therein is known as the Illinois County Historic Preservation Law.

The Act called upon counties to:

  • Identify, protect, preserve, and restore features of historic significance
  • Foster educational interest and pride in the past
  • Promote economic development through historic tourism
  • Insure harmonious development

View a brief article on the history of preservation.


MEETING INFORMATION

The McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission meets every first Wednesday of each month, except July and December, at 6:30 p.m. at the Office of Planning and Development, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock, Illinois 60098 and the public is encouraged to attend. 

 » View 2019 Meeting Schedule (regular meetings)

 » View Agendas / Minutes of Meetings 

 


 

COMMISSION MEMBERS
Steve Greeley, Chairman
Gloria Mack
Susan Zeller
Derek Gablenz, Vice-Chairman
Alfonso Casal, Secretary
Melody Jacobson
Sarah Metivier Schadt
Sean Foley, Staff Liaison (ex-officio)

 
 » Information on County Board / HPC Appointments  

For more information on the Commission, call 815-334-4560 Extension 2, or e-mail us at HPC@McHenryCountyIL.gov .

All correspondence should be mailed to:

McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission
Department of Planning and Development
2200 North Seminary Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098


 PRESERVATION DOCUMENTS

Adobe-icon-15x15PRESERVATION PLAN  (0.7 Mb)

Adobe-icon-15x15LOCAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES  (0.5 Mb)
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MCHENRY COUNTY HISTORICAL RESOURCES GUIDE  (1.7 Mb)

 * The Historic Preservation Ordinance (HPO) is also available online under Chapter 15.40 of the McHenry County Code of Ordinances.


PRINCIPAL SUB-SECTIONS


Icon-scroll-papyrus-doc-45x45A Brief History of Preservation

 [Icon Tree] Heritage Groves 

 Public School, 1-RoomHistoric Landmark Designations and Historical Programs

 [Icon Doc Faces]  Landmark Nomination Criteria and Forms

 Icon: doric column Local Historic Resources & Links

 [Icon Survey Map] Rural Survey

Libraries  Reference Desk & Resource Links

 [Icon Scenic Rd] Scenic Drives

 

 


 

 

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