Glencoe Landmarks & Significant Properties

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Glencoe Historic Architectural Survey


Over a four year period, 2012-2016, the Historic Preservation Commission updated the Glencoe Historic Architectural Survey, which was originally published in 1985. The purpose of the Survey is to raise awareness of the historical architecture in the Village for the benefit of residents, visitors, realtors, and developers. The survey includes Glencoe Certified Landmarks, Glencoe Honorary Landmarks, and structures that have historic merit, but are not landmarked.

Over the last thirty years, a number of structures originally on the Survey have been lost to demolition. The current Survey includes approximately 330 single family homes, with many new additions following recent research. Future updates will include commercial, public, religious, educational and other structures.


The updating process began via a windshield survey conducted by architectural historian Carla Bruni. In addition, the Historic Preservation Commission members conducted a parallel survey by walking every block in the Village. Staff, Commissioners, and members of the community fact-checked the results to verify the original construction date, historic name, and architect of each structure. Building permits, when available, were used to establish the construction date. Building permits, city directories, and telephone records were used to establish the historic name, usually the first owner or occupant. The architects were established through permit records and other historical data.

List of Survey Properties – COMING SOON!

In the interim, to determine if a specific property is included on the Glencoe Historic Architectural Survey, please contact Planning & Development Administrator Nathan Parch at 847-835-4111 or

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