Illinois had over two dozen entries to the National Register of Historic Places last year, with many of the buildings and sites located in Chicago. No doubt, Chicago's architecture is world famous, but the reputation wouldn't exist if many of the city's cultural gems weren't preserved throughout the decades. Although all of the buildings and sites listed on our map are quite old, their inclusion to the list of National Historic Places is very fresh. Entry to the list of historical buildings can range from architectural significance to historical and cultural relevance. So come and take a look at where Chicago's "newest" historical sites are.
· Check out Chicago-area sites named to National Register of Historic Places [Crain's]
· National Register of Historic Places Program [National Park Service]
· Previous coverage of National Register of Historic Places [Curbed Chicago]