In 2014, the Village of Lombard completed the first official historic survey of 106 significant buildings. The Lombard Board of Trustees voted at its Nov. 6 regular board meeting to recognize the survey of sites as the official survey of sites for the Village of Lombard. A previous survey was conducted in 1991 and updated in 2006, but without the assistance of an architect. The Commission received bids and hired Architect Douglas Gilbert. This is the first official historic survey for the Village of Lombard.
Property owners may wish to apply to list their property on the National Register of Historic Places and/or a Village designated landmark. Those processes are completely voluntary. The 2014 survey identified properties that are eligible for the National Register.
For additional questions about the survey, contact Assistant Director of Community Development Jennifer Ganser at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lombard Historical Society Archivist Jean Cooper at (630) 629-1885.
The survey area is broken up into five areas: downtown, northeast quadrant, northwest quadrant, southeast quadrant, and the southwest quadrant. Please note that file sizes are large and may take time to download. Quadrant orientation is at the point of Main Street and the Union Pacific Railroad intersection. Properties were surveyed on the historic aspects of structures, how much original material is still used and intact, and how multiple structures on one property (if applicable) fit together. For example, a property with a new garage may contain a garage in excellent condition but the integrity would be considered poor since the garage is new, therefore not historic.
A second survey was completed and accepted by the Board of Trustees on August 18, 2016. A map and survey document can be also be viewed online.