“short form” instructions

THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
LOCAL HISTORIC LANDMARK NOMINATION
“SHORT FORM” INSTRUCTIONS
For a property to be considered for designation by the City of Lake Forest Historic Preservation Commission, it
is necessary for an applicant to complete the enclosed application form and return it to the Community
Development Department. This is a condensed form which should only be used if you have already completed
or will be completing a nomination for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This condensed
application is designed to accompany the completed National Register of Historic Places nomination. To avoid
repeating information, an applicant may submit the National Register nomination to the City along with this
condensed Local Landmark nomination form. The following instructions explain the most frequently
misunderstood items. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact:
Peter Coutant (847) 810-3507
e-mail: [email protected]
City of Lake Forest
Community Development Department
1. NAME OF PROPERTY
Historic Name
This is ordinarily the first name given to the building or the name of the original owner. A name associated
with a site at a later date may also be used if it can be demonstrated to have more historic validity than the name
by which it was first known.
Common Name
This is usually the name by which a site is currently popularly identified. It may be the same as the historic
name.
3. CLASSIFICATION
Category of Property
Building: A “building,” such as a house, church, commercial building, or similar construction is created
principally to shelter any form of human activity. Examples include: houses, coach houses, sheds,
greenhouses, garages, barns, village halls, social halls, hospitals, commercial buildings, libraries, train depots,
hotels, schools, stores, and churches.
Structure: The term "structure" is used to distinguish from buildings those functional constructions made
usually for purposes other than creating human shelter. Examples include: bridges, water towers, roadways,
mounds or earthworks, railroad grades, systems of roadways and paths, bandstands, gazebos.
Object: The term "object" is used to distinguish from buildings and structures those constructions that are
primarily artistic in nature or are relatively small in scale and simply constructed. Although it may be, by nature
or design, movable, an object is associated with a specific setting or environment. Examples include:
sculpture, monuments, boundary markers, statuary, and fountains.
Site: A “site” is the location of a significant event, a prehistoric or historic occupation or activity, or a building
or structure, whether standing, ruined, or vanished, where the location itself possesses historic, cultural, or
archeological value regardless of the value of any existing structures. Examples include: habitation sites,
funerary sites, ceremonial sites, gardens, grounds, ruins of historic buildings and structures, trails, area of land,
cemeteries, designed landscapes, and natural features, and land areas having cultural significance.
4. REPRESENTATION IN EXISTING SURVEYS
If you know whether or not your property has been included in the City of Lake Forest Historic Resources
Survey or some other survey or is located in any of the Local or National Historic Districts in Lake Forest, or
listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places, please indicate.
5. DESCRIPTION
Written Description:
Describe the structure’s shape, building materials, and exterior features in paragraph form. Specify types and
colors of materials, the design or pattern of decorative ornament, and the arrangement of architectural elements.
Also describe other features on the site such as outbuildings, decorative fences, sculpture, fountains, or
landscape treatments that may add to the significance or historic character of the site. Briefly describe additions
or alterations and non-historic features. Use continuation sheets, if necessary.
6. STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
Applicable Criteria
In order to designate a Lake Forest Local Historic Landmark, a property must be proven to possess historic
significance and integrity. The significance of a building, site, structure or object is based on compliance with
one or more of the Historic Preservation Ordinance Criteria, labeled Applicable Criteria on the nomination
form. More than one criterion may be selected.
9. OWNER OF PROPERTY
Please submit the name and address of the property owners of the area, property, structure, site or object being
nominated. If the nomination includes multiple property owners, attach a separate sheet that includes the names
and addresses of all property owners.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Submit the following items with the completed form:
Photographs: Representational photographs of all major facades and significant character defining details
should be submitted with the nomination form. List the date and view on the back of all photos. If historic
photographs are submitted please indicate the year the photograph was taken and the source of the photograph.
Additional Items: Additional visual materials may be submitted with the nomination form.
Return nomination form to:
Historic Preservation Commission
Community Development Department
800 Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
LANDMARK NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. NAME OF PROPERTY
Historic Name:___________________________________________________________________________
Common Name / Street Address_____________________________________________________________
2. LOCATION
Street Address: _______________________________________________________________________
City: ____________________ State: _____________ County:____________ ZIP Code:_____________
3. CLASSIFICATION
Category:
Ownership:
Present Use:
C
C
C
C
C Public
C Private
C Both
C
C
C
C
C
Building
Structure
Object
Site
Agricultural
Commercial
Cemetery
Educational
Entertainment
C
C
C
C
C
Government
Park
Private Residence
Military
Museum
C Religious
C Transportation
C Other
_____________
4. REPRESENTATION IN EXISTING SURVEYS
National Historic Districts
C Original Lake Forest Historic District (1975)
C Green Bay Road Historic District (1995)
C Vine/Oakwood/Green Bay Road Historic District (1980)
C Individual Listing on the National Register of Historic Places, date:____________________________
C Other:_____________________________________________________________________________
Local Historic Districts
C Local Ordinance Historic District
C Historic Residential and Open Space Preservation District
Surveys
C City of Lake Forest Historic Resources Survey, contributing resource – C YES C NO
C Illinois Historic Structures Survey (Illinois Dept. of Conservation, 1975);
C Illinois Historic Landmarks Survey (Illinois Dept. of Conservation, 1975).
C Other:_____________________________________________________________________________
5. STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
Applicable Criteria:
Mark an “x” in one or more boxes to identify the criteria, from the Historic Preservation Ordinance, which
qualify the property for Lake Forest landmark designation.
C A.
Its exemplification of an architectural type, style or design distinguished by innovation, rarity,
uniqueness, or overall quality of design, detail, materials or craftsmanship.
C B.
Its identification as the work of an architect, designer, engineer, or builder whose individual
work is significant in the history or development of the District, the City of Lake Forest, the
State of Illinois, or the United States.
C C.
Its exemplification of important planning and urban design techniques distinguished by
innovation, rarity, uniqueness or overall quality of design or detail.
C D.
Its representation of a historic, cultural, architectural, archaeological or related theme expressed
through distinctive areas, properties, structures, sites or objects that may or may not be
contiguous.
C E.
Its unique location or distinctive physical appearance or presence represents an established and
familiar visual feature of a neighborhood, community, or the City of Lake Forest.
C F.
Its exemplification of a pattern of neighborhood development or settlement significant to the
cultural history or traditions of the City of Lake Forest, whose components may lack individual
distinction.
C G.
Its identification with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the historic, cultural,
architectural, archaeological or related aspect of the development of the District, the City of
Lake Forest, State of Illinois, or the United States.
C H.
Its association with important cultural or social aspect or events in the history of the City of
Lake Forest, State of Illinois, Midwest region, or the United States.
C I.
Its location as a site of an important archaeological or natural significance.
C J.
Its location as a site of a significant historic or prehistoric event or activity which may or
may not have taken place within or involved the use of any existing improvements on the
property.
6. OWNER OF PROPERTY
Name _______________________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________
Signature ____________________________________________________________________
7. FORM PREPARED BY
Name ______________________________________________________________________
Organization ________________________________________ Date _______________________
Street Address ____________________________________ Telephone ___________________
City _________________________________ State _____ Zip Code _____________
Return to:
Historic Preservation Commission
Community Development Department
800 Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
HPC Use Only:
Date Received:
Date Heard:
Commission Decision:
Council/Board Action:
Date: