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Architectural Heritage
History of Geneva
Geneva, Illinois was established in 1835 and embraces more than 150 years of history, culture, and architecture.

Historic Preservation in Geneva
Historic Preservation began in the 1940s with the conversion of several residences along Geneva's iconic Third Street, adapted for use as boutique shops and tea rooms. There is also additional history regarding preservation and the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) can be found here. 

Designated Historic Properties
Places within the Geneva Historic District, as well as individual landmarks identified beyond the Historic District boundaries, make up the Designated Historic Properties.  

Guide to Landmarking / Historic District Designation
In addition to those properties that are designated as historic properties, any property that is at least 50 years old may be considered for designation as a "historic district." Thus, there is a guide designed to lay out the procedure for landmarking, and historic district designation in general.

City of Geneva Historic Preservation Plan
Between 2007 and 2008, community residents and Community Development department staff prepared a preservation strategy for protecting Geneva's architectural character, and collectively compiled the City of Geneva Historic Preservation Plan.