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Preservation Guidelines

The current Evansville Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1998 by City Ordinance #G-98-24 to promote the educational, cultural, and general welfare of the citizens of Evansville, as well as to ensure the harmonious and orderly growth and development of the municipality.

Specifically, the ordinance gives the Common Council power to place areas and buildings under the oversight of the Preservation Commission.

The Commission’s charge is to maintain and enhance the historic and aesthetically pleasing characteristics of the designated neighborhoods and buildings.

The Commission's goals are to:

  • Preserve our irreplaceable heritage
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Maintain and increase property values
  • Encourage private investment in the buildings

Link to Historic Preservation Guidelines