A historic marker is a unique way to share our neighborhood’s architectural heritage with tourists, visitors and each other. The oval markers show the date a house was built and most of the time the name of the builder or original owner. The markers measure 9″ wide x 4.5″ tall and are installed on the front of your house near eye level. Installation is included in the cost of the marker. A CPS marker does not limit your ability to sell or restore your house.
CPS accepts applications during an open enrollment period from May 1 – June 30 every year with installation dates expected in the fall.
To receive a marker your house must be fully researched with the original built date or later integral feature proven with primary documents. An informational “How to Research Your Historic Building” workshop is held every May. This workshop guides you through the process of researching your building and includes source links to research databases. We also have a tutorial online that can be found here. We also have researchers that can help with your building’s research for a small additional donation to CPS. Both options are available during check-out.
1) Fill out marker application below.
2) Attach a photo of your house.
3) Include documentation showing its year of construction.
4) Provide Payment
Please provide as much of the following information as you can: