This dataset includes buildings and districts in Chicago which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) or designated as National Historic Landmarks (NHL). The NRHP is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation; NHLs are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. The NRHP and NHL programs are federally-established and are administered by the National Park Service (www.nps/gov/nr) and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA, www.illinoishistory.gov/). This dataset is provided by the City of Chicago based on NRHP and NHL nominations provided by IHPA. To view or use these shapefiles, compression software and special GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS or QGIS, is required.
To download this file, right-click the “Download” link above and choose “Save link as.” Time Period: Data is current as of June 2012.