Historic Park Ridge

Historic Park Ridge

Park Ridge traces its history as far back as the Pottawotamie Indians, who lived in this area that provided fertile land and rich natural resources. The area was a convenient portage between the Des Plaines and Chicago rivers for the French explorers and in the early 1830s our first settlers arrived from New England and New York. The settlement previously named Pennyville and then Brickton was incorporated as the village of Park Ridge in 1873.

For additional information explore the following links:
History of Park Ridge
Park Ridge Historical Society
Explore Illinois - Digital Archives

List of Landmarks
Recognition of 100-Year-Old Homes

Historic Preservation Commission
Consisting of seven citizen members with a range of expertise,  the Commission serves to preserve, enhance and support the restoration of properties and areas that have special historical, architectural, community or aesthetic significance in the community, in the interest of promoting the public health, safety and general welfare of Park Ridge. The Commission is primarily charged with making recommendations to the City Council for the designation of historic landmarks and historic districts within the City. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm.  

Certificate of Appropriateness
100-Year Old Home
Douglas War Home