What are the designated historic properties in Geneva?
Geneva has one local historic district consisting of about 670 properties, the Geneva Historic District, which was designated by ordinance in 1987. It contains two historic districts – the Central Geneva Historic District and the North Geneva Historic District – that were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and 1982 respectively. Geneva has two individual landmarks: the Henry Bond Fargo residence at 316 Elizabeth Place and Riverbank Laboratories at 1512 Batavia Avenue, designated in 2006 and 1999 respectively. Other properties listed on the National Register include the Country Day School at 1250 South Street, the Fabyan Windmill at 1500 Crissey, and Fabyan Villa at 1511 Batavia Avenue. See page three for a map illustrating the locally-designated properties.

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1. Do I have to get a permit when altering my property?
2. What is the Geneva Historic Preservation Commission?
3. When does the HPC meet?
4. When was the HPC established? What is its purpose?
5. What is a historic property/historic designation?
6. What are the designated historic properties in Geneva?
7. What is the difference between listing in the National Register of Historic Places and local designation?
8. What does it mean when your property has historic designation?
9. What types of projects require review by the Historic Preservation Commission?
10. Is interior work or routine maintenance reviewed?
11. How do I apply for HPC review?
12. What criteria does the HPC use when reviewing my project?
13. Can I appeal the decision of the HPC?
14. How do I nominate a property for local designation?
15. Can I get assistance from Staff before I start designing my project?
16. How can I research my property or history about Geneva?
17. Will the Commission tell me what color to paint my house?
18. I live in the Historic District and I want to add on to my home. Can the Commission prevent me from doing this?
19. Does living in the Historic District prevent me from tearing down my house?