Naperville Heritage Society Plaque Program

Naperville Heritage Society Plaque Program

The Naperville Heritage Society Plaque Program was started in 1970 to encourage Naperville property owners to recognize their properties that are: historically significant, architecturally significant, tell a story about Naperville, or tell a story about the people who lived/worked there.  To date, nearly 150 homes, structures, and sites have been plaqued.

Benefits for Property Owners

  • Recognizes property owners who promote the preservation, restoration and maintenance of homes, buildings and sites in Naperville
  • Increase community awareness of historically and architecturally significant properties in Naperville

Application Process

Property owners are responsible for conducting their own research.  The Plaque Program Resources guide will help you get started.  For information on how to get started, please contact the Development Associate at 630.305.3535 or

To use the Naper Settlement archives, contact the Curator of History at 630.305.5259 or at  You can also view frequently asked questions about the program.

The completed application form should be submitted with the required documentation to the Development Associate at

The application will be reviewed by the Naperville Heritage Society Plaque Program Committee. If a property meets the appropriate criteria, the plaque will be approved for issuance. A fee of $75 for the plaque is collected upon approval. Arrangements will be made with the individual property owner for the plaque presentation from the Naperville Heritage Society.