Get a Plaque

The following information, provided by the City of Elgin, will assist you in dating your building and applying for a plaque. To get started, please review the following materials…

  • an overview of the plaqueing application process
  • criteria used to determine if a building qualifies
  • a starting point
  • research sources
  • helpful research tips
  • bibliography information
  • and. . . an application form

For more information, visit the website for the City of Elgin’s, Elgin Heritage Commission, Building Plaque Program

Researching the history of your building can be a rewarding experience. If you have questions after reading this material, please contact Christen Sundquist the historic preservation specialist at 847-931-6004 or e-mail her at [email protected]

The Gifford Park Association has a program where it will pay half of the cost of researching and getting a plaque up to $100. E-mail Dan Miller with any questions at [email protected]