Local Landmarks and National Register Properties

Local Landmarks

Wilmette has several individual properties of historical and architectural significance which are protected by the Historic Preservation Ordinance. These Local Landmarks help to define the character of the neighborhoods in which they are located and are worthy of preservation.

The Village of Wilmette currently has 32 Local Landmarks:

Baha’i Temple, 100 Linden Avenue

Gross Point Village Hall, 609 Ridge Road

Albert Bersbach House, 1120 Michigan Avenue

Robert and Suzanne Drucker House, 2801 Iroquois Road

Chicago & NW Passenger Depot, 1139 Wilmette Avenue

Frank J. Baker House, 507 Lake Avenue

Ralph S. Baker House, 1226 Ashland Avenue

Bichl House, 1110 Chestnut Avenue

Latham House, 219 6th Street

Schager House, 1040 Chestnut Avenue

Asahel Gage House, 1134 Elmwood Avenue

Jones House, 1423 Gregory Avenue

Wischmeyer House, 810 Forest Avenue

Stoddard House, 524 Lake Avenue

Brooks House, 922 Forest Avenue

Samuel Merritt Dingee House, 926 Lake Avenue

Morris House, 824 Lake Avenue

John P. Doig, 634 Prairie Avenue

John Stut House, 1136 Sheridan Road

Mary Becker House, 203 Woodbine Avenue

Snow, Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment (SIPRE), 1215 Washington Avenue

Drake House, 933 Lake Avenue

W. Mead Walter House, 600 Central Avenue

James H. Furman House, 511 Maple Avenue

Dr. Karst House, 1215 Forest Avenue

Alexander McDaniel House, 301 Sheridan Road

Skinner House, 1220 Ashland Avenue

Rau House, 823 15th Street

Michael Griffin House, 1000 Ridge Road

Savage House, 737 Park Avenue

Arthur and Ida Southworth House, 1010 Elmwood Avenue

Bartholomew and Veronica Hoffmann House, 204 Ridge Road

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register recognizes the historic importance of properties across the country. Listing on the National Register of Historic Places is an honorific designation and does not protect properties from demolition or inappropriate alterations or additions.

The Village of Wilmette currently has 2 National Register Historic Districts and 8 individual properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

Oak Circle National Register District

Ouilmette North National Register District

Bailey-Michelet House, 1028 Sheridan Road

Linden Avenue CTA Station, 330 Linden Avenue

Baha’i Temple, 100 Linden Avenue

Gross Point Village Hall, 609 Ridge Road

Albert Bersbach House, 1120 Michigan Avenue

Robert and Suzanne Drucker House, 2801 Iroquois Road

Chicago & NW Passenger Depot, 1139 Wilmette Avenue

Frank J. Baker House, 507 Lake Avenue

Local Landmarks and properties listed on the National Register may be eligible for certain financial incentives to encourage restoration and preservation. The most common financial incentive is the Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program administrated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

For a map and photographs of Wilmette local landmarks, national register landmarks, and national register historic districts, click here.

 

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