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Historic Structures Plaque Program
Program Purpose
The Naperville Heritage Society's Historic Structures Plaque Program has been in place since 1970, and more than 100 homes have been recognized. The plaques, which appear on historic properties in Naperville, are a way to increase community awareness of architecturally and historically significant properties, which promotes a sense of pride in local historic preservation. Homeowners conduct research on the history of their property. Upon completion, a committee reviews the application to see if the structure qualifies for a plaque, which is awarded based on the property's architectural and/or historical merit.

Application Process
The completed application form from the home research resource packet should be submitted with:
  • An 8-by-10-inch color photograph of the property illustrating structure or site features to be considered
  • Documentation of research of the structure's date, architectural style and other related historical significance

The application will be reviewed by the Historic Structures Plaque Program Committee. If a property meets the appropriate criteria, the plaque will be approved for issuance. Arrangements will be made with the individual property owner for the plaque presentation from the Naperville Heritage Society. Throughout the plaque application process, museum services staff members are available for consultation. To use the Naperville Heritage Society archives, contact the Curator of Research at 630.305.3535 for an appointment. You can also view frequently asked questions about the program. This program is generously underwritten by Seabreeze West.

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