*NEW PLAQUING APPLICATIONS ARE ON PAUSE DO TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND. IF WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY ACCEPTED YOUR APPLICATION, IT IS STILL IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE COMPLETED*
The Glen Ellyn Historical Society has a commemorative plaquing program for the recognition and plaquing of historically and/or architecturally significant structures in Glen Ellyn. The word “structure” refers to various types of buildings, e.g., houses, churches, stores and schools. If you think your house is 80 years of age or older, it may qualify for a plaque from the Glen Ellyn Historical Society. Call 630–469-1867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on fees and how to proceed, or download the PDF at the bottom of this page that includes an application.
Please be aware that the Historical Society's plaquing program is commemorative. While a plaque honors a Glen Ellyn home/structure, the plaque does not carry any protections for the property.
For a list of homes in Glen Ellyn that have received plaques from the Historical Society, click below to download our latest map brochure (last updated May 2022).
The Village of Glen Ellyn offers a landmarking process for buildings of historical and/or architectural significance to the Village. For more information, visit the Historical Preservation Commission's website:
It is not uncommon to begin the landmarking process for the Village with the Historical Society's plaquing process, which presents homeowners with extensive background on their home.
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) administers all state and federal historic preservation and incentive programs in Illinois, including the National Register of Historic Places.