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Chicago Historic Resources Survey - Red and Orange Buildings - KML Chicago Historic Resources Survey - Red and Orange Buildings - KML Historic Preservation
The Chicago Historic Resources Survey (CHRS), completed in 1995, was a decade-long research effort by the City of Chicago to analyze the historic and architectural importance of all buildings, objects, structures, and sites constructed in the city prior to 1940. During 12 years of field work and follow-up research that started in 1983, CHRS surveyors identified approximately 9,900 properties which were considered to have some historic or architectural importance. Please note that this CHRS dataset is limited and does not include the entire survey: 1. A color-coded ranking system was used to identify historic and architectural significance relative to age, degree of external physical integrity, and level of possible significance. This dataset only includes buildings identified with the two highest color codes: "Red" and "Orange." Buildings and structures coded "Red" or "Orange" (unless designated as a Chicago Landmark or located within a Chicago Landmark District) are subject to the City of Chicago’s Demolition-Delay Ordinance (link to: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dcd/supp_info/demolition_delay.html), adopted by City Council in 2003. 2. Only buildings are included in this dataset; structures and objects such as bridges, park structures, monuments and mausoleums, generally are not represented. Likewise, garages, coach houses, and other secondary structures associated with a building may not be consistently depicted or color-coded. If an “Orange”- or “Red”-rated building was demolished after 2008, it may still appear in the map. The CHRS occasionally rated only part of a building or part of a group of joined buildings as “Orange” or “Red;” however the entire building or group of joined buildings may be incorrectly identified as “Orange” or “Red.” Additional information about the CHRS is available at www.cityofchicago.org/Landmarks/ or by contacting the Historic Preservation Division at (312) 744-3200. To view or use this KMZ file, compression software, such as 7-Zip, and special GIS software, such as Google Earth, are required. To download this file, right-click the "Download" link above and choose "Save link as."
National Register of Historic Places - KML National Register of Historic Places - KML Historic Preservation
This dataset includes buildings and districts in Chicago which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) or designated as National Historic Landmarks (NHL). The NRHP is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation; NHLs are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. The NRHP and NHL programs are federally-established and are administered by the National Park Service (www.nps/gov/nr) and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA, www.illinoishistory.gov/). This dataset is provided by the City of Chicago based on NRHP and NHL nominations provided by IHPA. To view or use this KMZ file, compression software, such as 7-Zip, and special GIS software, such as Google Earth, are required. To download this file, right-click the "Download" link above and choose "Save link as." Time Period: Data is current as of June 2012. Update Frequency: Data is updated as needed.
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