Date(s) - 07/07/2023 - 09/01/2023
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS – The City of Carbondale is thrilled to announce the launch of
a comprehensive survey of historic and architecturally significant properties, an
ambitious undertaking to document and preserve our region’s architectural and cultural
heritage. This landmark initiative is made possible through the State Historic
Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR),
which administers the Certified Local Government (CLG) grant program utilizing federal
funding it receives from the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS).
The Historic and Architecturally Significant Property Survey represents a significant
milestone in Carbondale’s ongoing efforts to protect and celebrate the unique character
and history of our community. This survey aims to identify and document historically
significant buildings, structures, and sites within our jurisdiction, spanning a wide range
of architectural styles and periods.
Over the next several months, a team of highly trained architectural historians and
preservation specialists will meticulously survey buildings within the Northeast Quadrant
of Carbondale. The survey will encompass residential, commercial, and public
structures, each representing a slice of our rich cultural heritage.
By cataloging these historic sites, the survey will provide invaluable resources for
researchers, historians, and architects, fostering a deeper understanding of our
community’s past and guiding future preservation efforts. This inventory will serve as a
vital tool for local governments, planners, and developers to make informed decisions
regarding the protection and adaptive reuse of our architectural assets.
Once complete, this inventory will help take a bold step forward in safeguarding our
architectural and cultural heritage. It reinforces our commitment to fostering a sense of
place, promoting cultural tourism, and ensuring that future generations can appreciate
the unique charm and character of our community.
To learn more about Carbondale’s preservation efforts, please visit
https://www.explorecarbondale.com/400/Preservation-Commission. For media inquiries,
please contact Ashley Gibson, City Planner, at (618) 457-3258 or