Historic Preservation

A close-framed image of a dark blue outdoor clock with gold details, reading "1833 Urbana 1993." There is a tree behind the clock, and the time is 10:57 a.m.

What is the indicator?

The historic preservation indicator tracks the number of properties in the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, the Village of Mahomet, the Village of Rantoul, and Champaign County that are listed on the National Historic Register, and the year of their listing.

 

 

 

 

 

What does the data say? Are there any notable trends?

 

Historic Preservation

 Number of Properties Listed on National Register    
YearChampaignUrbanaMahometRantoulChampaign County
196801001
196901001
197002002
197102002
197202002
197302002
197402002
197512003
197622004
197723005
197834007
197934007
198034007
198144008
198244008
198354009
198454009
198554009
1986590014
1987590014
1988590014
19898110019
199013120025
199114130027
199214130027
199314130027
199414151030
199514151030
199615161032
199719161036
199819161036
199919161036
200019171037
200119181038
200219181038
200320201041
200421221044
200523221046
200624231149
200725231150
200825231150
200925241151
201026241152
201129241155
201229241155
201329241155
201429241155
201529241155
201629241155

The number of properties listed on the National Historic Register has increased in all five measured areas since the first property in Champaign County was listed in 1968. Of the four non-cumulative areas, the City of Champaign has the most listed properties, followed by the City of Urbana. The Village of Mahomet and Village of Rantoul currently each have one listed property, added in 1994 and 2006, respectively. The growth in listed properties has plateaued in all five areas in recent years: no new properties have been added in the City of Urbana since 2009, and no new properties have been added in the City of Champaign since 2011.

 

Why is this important?/Why did we include it in our set of indicators?

The number of properties in an area listed on the National Historic Register is indicative both of the architectural resources and heritage of the area and of the area residents’ level of motivation to nominate properties to be listed.

 

Where did we get the data, and how often is it released?

This data was obtained from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s Historic Architecture Resources Geographic Information System (HARGIS), found at http://gis.hpa.state.il.us/hargis/.

 

Source: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Historic Architectural Resources Geographic Information System. <http://gis.hpa.state.il.us/hargis/>. (Accessed 23 March 2016).