Historic Sites

General Information

The term “historic sites” as used here is a general one and covers those sites that carry some official designation as well as those not so designated that the Edgewater Historical Society considers important enough to warrant consideration for preservation.

In the official category, are the following:

Listing on the National Register of Historic Places, either as an individual structure or as a contributing structure in a historic district.

Designation as a City of Chicago Landmark, either as an individual structure or a contributing structure in an historical district

Designation as an orange-rated structure in the City of Chicago’s survey of Chicago’s structures.

Only designation as a City Landmark or as a contributing structure in a City Landmark district offers any protection for the structure against demolition or “re-muddling” or imposes any limitations on what owners can do with their property. Listing on the National Register does not offer any protection nor does it imposes any limitations. Nor does designation as “orange-rated” on the City of Chicago survey. The only impact for owners of orange-rated structures is that there is an “up to” 90 day delay in the issuance of a demolition permit. This to allow staff of the City of Chicago’s Landmark Commission to assess whether the orange-rated, potential Landmark merits recommendation to the Commission for preliminary status as a City Landmark.

Click here for more information about listing on the National Register of Historic Places

Click here for more information about designation as a Landmark by the City of Chicago

Click here for more information about the designation as an orange-rated structure.

Click here for a map of historic sites in Edgewater

Properties in Edgewater

Listing on the National Register of Historic Places

Individual structures (by address)

Historic Districts

Click here for an Edgewater map showing the boundaries of the above districts.

City of Chicago Landmarks

Individual structures (by address)

Historic Districts:

There are no City of Chicago Landmark Districts in Edgewater

Orange-rated Structures

Click here for a list of such structures (107)

Structures the Edgewater Historical Society judges deserving of consideration for preservation.

Click here for structures on Broadway