The Downers Grove Museum and the Downers Grove Historical Society are proud to present the Downers Grove Historic Home Program. This program aims to preserve the history and integrity of Downers Groves' homes and educate the community about research and preservation. The application packet below describes the requirements that need to be met in order for a home to be recognized by the Museum and the Historical Society and for a plaque to be purchased

The Downers Grove Historic Home Program is not affiliated with the Village of Downers Grove's Historic Landmark Program. The Downer Grove Historic Home Program is strictly honorary and does not limit the homeowner from making alterations to the home. Additionally, the Program does not qualify homeowners for any type of financial incentives such as property tax assessment freezes or tax rebates.

Application packets for the program can be downloaded from the link below or picked up at the Downers Grove Museum during open hours. Inquiries about the program can be sent to

Downers Grove Historic Homes Application Packet

Photos of already recognized homes can be seen on the Downers Grove Museum's Facebook page. This album will be updated as new homes are recognized.

The Downers Grove Historic Homes Program is operated in partnership between the Downers Grove Museum and the Downers Grove Historical Society.