Champaign Programs

 
The City of Champaign’s historic preservation program includes designation as a Local Landmark or Local Historic District, and designation as an Honorary Local Landmark (for properties owned by taxing bodies i.e. Champaign Park District, Champaign Unit 4 School District).

The form for nomination of a Landmark can be found on the Historic Preservation Commission’s website.

Nominations are reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission and forwarded to the Plan Commission, which holds a public hearing.  The final decision to list a landmark or district is made by the City Council.  Champaign’s Historic Preservation Commission also reviews Certificates of Appropriateness for changes to the exterior of a landmarked building.  The Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Thursday of the month at 4:00pm in the City Council Chambers.  All meetings are open to the public and many are televised.

Champaign Historic Property Listings

The following is a list of Local Landmarks and National Register-listed properties in the City of Champaign.  Copies of the local nominations can be found in the Planning Department, City of Champaign, or in the PACA Library at the Architectural Salvage Warehouse.  National Register nominations can be found on-line at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s website under Preservation Services, HAARGUS, property search by National Register, City.

  • Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity House, 1924-25
  • Alpha Phi Fraternity House, 1938
  • Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity House, 1928
  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House, 1912
  • Burnham Athenaeum, 1896
  • Cattle Bank, 1858
  • Chi Psi Fraternity House, 1921-22
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity House, 1906
  • Delta Upsilon Fraternity House, 1926
  • Francis & Abbie Solon House, 1867
  • The Georgian, 1925
  • Illinois Traction Building, 1913
  • Inman Hotel, 1915
  • Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity House, 1929
  • Building at 203-205 N. Market, 1870
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity House, 1911
  • Lincoln Building, 1916
  • New Orpheum Theatre, 1914
  • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House, 1922
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House, 1907
  • Stone Arch Bridge, 1860
  • U.S. Post Office, 1905
  • Virginia Theater, 1921
  • Vriner’s Confectionary, 1890
  • 1018 West Church Street, 1905
  • Building at 201 North Market, c. 1870
  • Champaign City Building, 1935
  • Greystone Apartment Building, 1924
  • Illinois Central Railroad Historic District, 1899 & 1924
  • Inter-Urban Trolley Barn
  • Ross R. Mattis House, 1883
  • Park Theatre/New Art Theatre, 1913
  • Parkview Co-op Building, 1924
  • Precision Graphics, 1904
  • Rick Orr Florist, c. 1887-1890
  • Salem Baptist Church, 1908
  • Thomas B. Franks House, c. 1872
  • John R. Trevett House, 1900
  • Villard Court Historic District, 1927
  • West Central Lighting System, c. 1928
  • Divan Wojnar House, 1893
  • Women’s Town Club, 1897
  • Prayer for Rain Statue, 1899
  • Stone Arch Bridge, 1860
  • West Side Park, 185D9