Historic Preservation Commission

Edwardsville's Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1977 to maintain the City's long tradition of taking proactive steps to preserve its historic character. 

The Commission is responsible for preserving historic buildings, gardens and streetscapes, as well as the overall historic character of the community. The Commission reviews projects that are inside the boundaries of the city's Historic Districts and projects that affect individual landmark properties in the City. The Commission reviews proposals for complete and partial demolitions, for new construction and requests for building variances. The Commission is also responsible for reviewing and evaluating the design and compatibility of additions and alterations. See the links below for forms or to learn more about the Historic Preservation Commission.

To determine if your project requires review by the Historic Preservation Commission, please contact the City's Public Works Department at 618-692-7535 or email HistoricalPreservationCommission@cityofedwardsville.com

Since its inception, the Commission has been involved in numerous efforts and projects to highlight the City's cultural character and heritage and showcase the City's historic roots. The Commission was a driving force behind the City's annual Route 66 Festival to honor the historic byway that once traversed Edwardsville, and was integral in preserving historic buildings and items such as the Edwardsville National Bank clock, which was given a permanent home in 1998 on a downtown clock tower.

Committee Members:

  • Ryan Downey, Chair
  • Jennifer Wilkins
  • Joe Hutton
  • David Lott
  • Suzanne Oberholtzer
  • Barb Stamer
  • Kent Weber

Staff Liaison: City Planner Steve Stricklan; Phone: 618-692-7535

The Commission is comprised of up to 11 Edwardsville residents who are appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council. Commissioners serve three-year terms. The Commission is governed by the Historic Preservation Ordinance.

Meeting Information

Date: Second Wednesday of each month

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: City Hall, 118 Hillsboro Avenue

(Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Click here to confirm details.)

Agendas and Minutes

View most recent agendas and minutes here

(Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available after approval.)

2024 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Submission deadline*
January 10 December 29, 2023
February 15 February 5
March 13 March 4
April 10 April 1
May 8 April 29
June 12 June 3
July 10 July 1
August 14 August 5
September 11 August 30
October 9 September 30
November 13 November 4
December 11 December 2
January 8, 2025 December 30, 2024
*COA applications must be received by 3:30 p.m. on the submission deadline date to make that month's agenda.