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Historic Preservation Commission
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

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The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6:00 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers (3rd Floor).  Meetings occur on an as-needed basis and are open to the public.  
The goals and purpose of the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission are to:
1. Promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the protection, recognition, enhancement, and perpetuation of landmarks and districts of historical and cultural significance;
2. Safeguard the City’s architectural, prehistoric, historic, aesthetic and cultural heritage by preserving landmarks and districts of historic and cultural significance;
3. Promote reuse and recycling of both natural and man made resources (as opposed to their replacement);
4. Stabilize and improve property values by conserving historic properties;
5. Foster pride in the legacy of beauty and achievements of the past;
6. Protect and enhance the City’s attractions to tourists and visitors and the support and stimulus to business thereby provided;
7. Strengthen the economy of the City;
8. Promote the use of landmarks and districts of historic and cultural significance as places for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the City;
9. To establish a preservation plan to accomplish the goals of this section.


HPC Applications
HPC Information HPC Questions?
Certificate of  Appropriateness City Code - Chapter 25  Contact - City Planner
Local Historic Designation Comprehensive Plan - Historic Preservation .
Map - Local Historic District Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

 - - - Historic Information - - -
National Register Listings - Burlington Architectural Styles of Burlington, Iowa Map - Downtown National Register Properties
West Jefferson Historic District Heritage Hill Historic District Snake Alley Historic District
Crapo Park & Arboretum Historic District

- - - Historic Preservation Links - - -
Burlington Heritage Trust State Historical Society of Iowa
Des Moines County Historical Society Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance
National Trust for Historic Preservation Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
National Register of Historic Places

Intensive Survey of the East Section of Downtown Burlington
The Historic Preservation Commission has received a CLG grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa to conduct a historic survey of the downtown area, not already listed on the National Register.  This survey will determine property and/or district eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.  
Survey Report & Appendix A Appendix BSurvey Map
                                                                         
                                                                         
                           
- Site Inventory Forms -
  (#'s following address correspond to survey map above)
Downtown - 00 200-400 N Front - 01 200 N Front - 02 400 N Front - 03106-110 Washington - 04-05
115 Jefferson - 06100 Valley - 07200 N Main - 08208-212 N Main - 09214-216 N Main - 10
222 N Main - 11201 Jefferson - 12200-204 Jefferson - 13206-208 Jefferson - 14210 Jefferson - 15
307-313 N Main - 16315 N Main - 17317 N Main - 18319-323 N Main - 19205-211 Washington - 20
300 N Main - 21324 N Main - 22400 N Main - 23408 N Main - 24410 N Main - 25
401 N Main - 26513 N Main - 27514 N Main - 28520-524 N Main - 29119 Court - 30
113 Court - 31600 N Main - 32610-616 N Main - 33-34-35-36522 N 3rd - 37500-506 N 3rd - 38
418-424 N 3rd - 39412-416 N 3rd - 40300-304 Washington - 41306-310 Washington - 42312 Washington - 43
323 N 3rd - 44321 N 3rd - 45215 Washington - 46320-324 N 3rd - 47314 N 3rd - 48
308 N 3rd - 49212 Jefferson - 50214 Jefferson - 51216-222 Jefferson - 52-53213-217 Jefferson - 54
221-223 Jefferson - 55206 N 3rd - 56211-213 N 3rd - 57301 Jefferson - 58313 Jefferson - 59
315-317 Jefferson - 60319 Jefferson - 61323 Jefferson - 62300-306 Jefferson - 63308-310 Jefferson - 64
312-314 Jefferson - 65318-322 Jefferson - 66312 N 4th - 67314 N 4th - 68316 N 4th - 69
318 N 4th - 70320 N 4th - 71322 N 4th - 72313 Washington - 73219 N 7th - 74
701-703 Jefferson - 75705-707 Jefferson - 76709-711 Jefferson - 77713-723 Jefferson - 78

Manufacturing and Wholesale Historic District

National Register of Historic Places - Registration FormPhotos 1Photos 2


Intensive Survey of the Warehouse District in Downtown Burlington

The Historic Preservation Commission has received a CLG grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa to conduct a historic survey of the downtown Warehouse District area.  This survey will determine property and/or district eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.  The survey project area is shown in green on the attached map; current National Register properties/districts are highlighted in red.  The final report on this project can be found below.   Upon completion of the survey project, the Warehouse District was renamed to the Manufacturing and Wholesale Historic District.  

Intensive Level Historical and Architectural Survey of the "Warehouse District" in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa
June 15, 2010 - Final Report - Rebecca Lawin McCarley (SPARK Consulting)
Final Report: Historic Survey of "Warehouse District" Appendix A: Intro to the Site Inventory Forms
Manufacturing and Wholesale District - Site Form
WH-01 WH-04 WH-05 WH-06 WH-07 WH-08
WH-09 WH-10 WH-11 WH-13 WH-14 WH-15
WH-16 WH-22 WH-23 WH-24 WH-25 WH-26
WH-27 WH-28 WH-29 WH-30 WH-31 WH-32
WH-33 WH-34 WH-35 WH-36 WH-37 WH-38
WH-39 WH-40 WH-41 WH-42 WH-43 WH-44

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