Honoring our Past….Preserving for Our Future
Would you like to know more about Marengo’s history? Are you researching your property or ancestry? Below is a list of valuable resources to assist your searches.
Marengo Illinois Landmark Sites: Landmark Brochure
Marengo Society for Historic Preservation: www.marengohistory.org
McHenry County Historical Society: www.mchsonline.org
National Trust for Historic Preservation: www.preservationnation.org
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency: www.illinoishistory.govLandmarks Brochure
Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois: www.landmarks.org
Thinking of Landmarking your building? Learn about the advantages of having your property landmarked, including tax incentives!
Benefits of Landmarking
Property Tax Freeze Program: www.state.il.us/hpa/ps/taxfreeze.htm
Federal Tax Credit Program: www.state.il.us/hpa/ps/taxcredits.htm
Are you ready to Landmark your building? Complete the simplified application form and we will help with the rest!
Historic Building Restoration Tips
Appropriate restoration techniques are important to the integrity of your historic building. So, where can you turn to get information and advice? The National Park Service (NPS) website offers a wide variety of Preservation Briefs on the best methods of restoration. Visit www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/briefs/presbhom.htm for valuable tips. Some materials are also available at the Marengo-Union Public Library.
Contact the HPC at firstname.lastname@example.org.