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HPC - Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission meets on the

First Wednesday of the month, 5:30 pm at the Activity Center



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The Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1998 to promote the protection and enhancement of places of special character or historical interest or value in the City. The City's Historic Preservation ordinance provides a mechanism to identify and preserve the distinctive and architectural characteristics of the City that represent the City's cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history. The Commission identifies individual properties as Historic Landmarks and larger areas as Historic Districts, both of which are presented to the City Council for approval. As of the beginning of 2009, there have been 30 Landmarks and 1 District approved by the City Council.

The Commission also sponsors occasional educational programs about proper preservation and restoration techniques and materials, and reviews Certificates of Appropriateness which are required to be submitted for any proposed exterior alterations to official City Landmarks. A primary focus of the Commission is the restoration of the Daniel Dove Collins House at 621 West Main. This building is one of the oldest houses in the City, built around 1845 in a Greek Revival style. With Federal, State and local grants and private donations, the foundation and exterior work has been completed on the house and the interior work should be accomplished soon. This will be the first historic home attraction for the City and plans are to furnish it to the period of 1840-1860 and eventually have it open for public visitation and educational programs.

The Commission consists of 8 members who must be a City resident and meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. The Board is supported by the Uptown Coordinator.


Historic Preservation Commission Members are appointed to 3-year terms by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council.


A Collinsville Landmark is any structure, site, or district that the City Council has certified because of its historical and/or architectural importance.  The City Council awards Landmark Status to structures, sites, or districts upon the recommendation of the Historic Preservation Commission. 

Applications for consideration can be found here:

Landmark Property Application Landmark Property Application (45 KB)

Check if your property is a Collinsville Landmark:

Landmarks List Landmarks List (124 KB)

For more information about Collinsville Landmarks:

Landmarks as of 2013 Landmarks as of 2013 (5000 KB)

 For more information about the HPC contact:

Cristen Hardin     --    618-346-5200  x1140


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