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Historic Preservation Commission

  • 7:30 PM
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • City Hall 
    1707 St. Johns Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
  • For more information, please contact Andy Cross, Senior Planner at 847.926.1856 or by email at 
Local Historic Information
Architectural Surveys
Highland Park commissioned architectural and historical resource surveys for seven parts of the City. Each was completed with CLG (Certified Local Government) grants awarded by the State of Illinois. Survey boundaries are shown in this map and include the following areas:
Commission Meeting Resources


  • Meghann Salamasick, Chair - Term expires 2020
  • Jean Sogin, Vice Chair - Term expires 2020*       
  • Rhoda Pierce - Term expires 2020
  • Joe Reinstein - Term expires 2021 
  • William B. Levy - Term expires 2023*
  • Annie Marshall de Armas - Term expires 2023*
  • Seth Pines - Term expires 2023*
  • Kevin Beck, Student Commissioner through June 2021
  • Xinyue Zhang, Student Commissioner through June 2022
  • Yaneli Betancourt, Student Commissioner through June 2022
  • Andy Cross - Staff Liaison
  • Mike Evans - Park District Liaison
  • Kim Stone - City Council Liaison

*May be re-appointed to an additional four-year term.

Commission Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning historic preservation. Since its inception, the Historic Preservation Commission has actively researched local properties that may be eligible for landmark designation by the City Council. The commission's other activities include the review of proposed exterior alterations to landmarks or to contributing features in historic districts, as well as promoting community awareness of historic preservation through public education programs such as tours and lectures and sponsorship of the annual Highland Park Preservation Awards. 

If you are a Highland Park resident and would like to have your home listed as a local landmark, please fill out the landmark nomination form. City staff will perform additional research and present the nomination to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

For more information, please contact Andy Cross, AICP, Senior Planner, at 847.926.1856 or by