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Historic Preservation

 
                                                           
 

Learning About the History of Your Home Using Government Agencies

 
                                                           
          The Maybrook Court Building
(For homes constructed after 1985)
1500 South Maybrook Drive
Basement Room 061
Maywood, Illinois 60153
8:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 708-865-4753
Fax: 708-865-4732
E-mail: rodsupport@cookcountygov.com
http://www.ccrd.info
  Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Staffed by The Landmarks Division of the
Chicago Department of Planning and Development
33 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60602
Ph: 312-744-3200
Fax: 312-744-9140 
E-mail: landmarks@cityofchicago.org
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Landmarks
 
                                                           
          Cook County Recorder of Deeds
(For homes constructed before 1985)
Downtown County Building
118 North Clark Street  
Room 120
Chicago, Illinois 60602
8:00-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 312-603-5050 
Fax: 312-603-5063
E-mail: rodsupport@cookcountygov.com
http://www.ccrd.info
  Cook County Assessor's Office
(Main)  County Building, Third Floor
118 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602 
(312) 443-7550
http://www.cookcountyassessor.com
 
             
             
             
             
                                   
            Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Suite 1315
53 W. Jackson Blvd. 
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone (312) 922-1742
Fax (312) 922-8112
http://www.landmarks.org
 
             
             
               
         

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System
(IRAD)

Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: 217-785-1266
Fax: 217-524-3930
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/
archives/irad/iradhome.html

   
             
                                   
           

Illinois State Archives
Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
Telephone (217) 782-4682
Fax: (217) 524-3930
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/
archives/
archives.html

 
             
             
             
               
          National Archives-Great Lakes Region (Chicago)
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
773-948-9001
E-mail: chicago.archives@nara.gov
http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/
chicago/index.html
   
             
                                   
            Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Telephone (217) 558-8844
For information about the library and museum
please contact:
(800) 610-2094 or (217) 782-5764
Library Main (217) 558-8844
http://www.alplm.org/contact/home.html
 
             
             
                                     
         

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL  60610
(312) 255-3506
E-mail: reference@newberry.org
http://www.newberry.org

Maywood Historic Preservation Commission
Maywood Council Chambers
125 South 5th Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
708-450-6360
Website (click here)

   
             
             
               
               
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                                           
 
Useful Websites
 
                                                           
 

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/sites.htm

Address Conversion Guides
www.chsmedia.org/househistory/1909snc/start.pdf

 
   
   
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www.chsmedia.org/househistory/1911snc/start.pdf    
See also
www.chsmedia.org/househistory/nameChanges/start.pdf
           
                                                           
  U.S. Census Bureau
Choose the time period that you want and see PDF files of old census documents.
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/past_years.html

Index to the American Contractor's Chicago Building Permit Column, 1898-1912
www.chsmedia.org/househistory/1898-1912permits/search.asp

Chicago Historical Society-Polk’s Directory
www.chsmedia.org/househistory/polk/start.pdf

Chicago Daily News: Prints and Photographs
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/ichihtml/cdnhome.html

 
   
   
                                                           
 
Tours and Museums
 
                                                           
 

West Town Museum of Cultural History
104 S. 5th Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708-343-3554
ou104@aol.com
http://westtownmuseum.blogspot.com
http://www.operationuplift-westtownmuseum.org

Maywood Historical Society
105 South 5th Avenue
P.O. Box 35
Maywood, IL 60153-2304
Phone: 708-343-3554
maywoodhistorical@gmail.com

Chicago Historical Society
Clark Street at North Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614-6071
Phone 312.642.4600
Fax 312.266.2077
http://www.chicagohs.org

Directory of Illinois Museums by Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
REF 069.09/DIR/APR.2002

The Chicago History Museum
Find a museum online
http://www.chicagohs.org/history-around-town

Find out if a book is on shelf by using SWAN, the online Library catalog (click here)

 
   
   
                                                           
 
The History of Nearby Communities and Areas
 
                                        Maywood by Douglas Deuchler            
  Maywood by Douglas Deuchler
977.311/DEU
             
                                                   
 

Oak Park, Illinois: Continuity and Change by David M. Sokol
977.312/SOK

Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries by Jenny Floro-Khalaf and Cynthia Savaglio
977.311/FLO

Melrose Park by Fidencio Marbella
977.311/MAR

Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society by Douglas Deuchler
977.31/DEU

   
                                                           
 

Homes and History

 
                                        Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood by Betsy J. Green            
  Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood by Betsy J. Green
907.2/GRE   
             
                                                   
 

At Home with the Illinois Governors: A Social History of the Illinois Executive Mansion by Dan Monroe
720.977/MON

American Shelter: A Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home by Les Walker
728.37/WAL

Historic Homes of the American Presidents by Irvin Haas
973.099/HAA

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society by the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
SUMMER/2008/STORAGE

Illinois Heritage by the Illinois State Heritage Society
977.3/ILL/STORAGE

House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogies of Your Home by Sally Light
728.072/LIG

     
                                                           
 

The History of the Chicagoland Area

 
                                        African American Historic Places          
  African American Historic Places by the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
973.0496/AFR
           
                                                 
 

Chicago’s Southeast Side by Rod Sellers
977.311/SEL

The Sky’s the Limit: A Century of Chicago Skyscrapers by John Zukowsky
720.483/SAL

Filipinos in Chicago by Estrella Ravelo Alamar
977.311/ALA

The Chicago “L” by Greg Borzo
977.3/BOR

Chicago’s South Shore by Charles Celander
977.311/CEL

Maritime Chicago by Theodore Karamanski
977.311/KAR

Douglas/Grand Boulevardby Olivia Mahoney
977.302/MAH

Chicago’s Historic Pullman District by Frank
Beberdick
977.311/BEB

A View From Chicago’s City Hall: Mid-century to the Millennium by Melvin G. Holli
977.311/HOL

Greater Chicago Historical Tour Guide by Ray D. Wilson
917/7311/WIL

Chicago’s Parks by John Graf
977.311/GRA

 
                                        Mexican Chicago by Rita Arias Jirasek          
  Mexican Chicago by Rita Arias Jirasek
977.311/JIR
           
                                                 
 
Videos on Historic Homes
 
                                                           
 

Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes: The Midwest and West
Video/Special Interest/BOB

Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes: The Northeast
Video/Special Interest/BOB

Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes: The South
Video/Special Interest/BOB