The Ouilmette North Historic District, Wilmette, Illinois will be considered by the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places at its meeting on September 9, 2005 at the Urbana Free Library, Urbana. The proposed district is Chestnut Avenue on the north, up to but excluding Sheridan Road on the east, north half of Lake Avenue on the south and 13th Street on the west.
Listing in the National Register, the Federal government's official list of historic properties worthy of preservation, results in the following for historic properties:
1. Consideration in planning for Federal, federally licensed, and federally assisted projects. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation must be given an opportunity to comment on all federally related projects affecting listed properties. For further information see 36 CFR 800.
2. Consideration in planning for State agency undertakings. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency must be given an opportunity to comment on all state-related projects, activities, or programs affecting listed properties. For further information see Illinois Public Law 707.
3. Eligibility for Federal tax provisions. The Federal Internal Revenue Code encourages the preservation of depreciable historic structures by allowing favorable tax treatments for rehabilitation and also provides for charitable contributions for conservation purposes of partial interests in historically important land areas or structures. For further information see 36 CFR 67.
4. Consideration of historic values in the decision by the State or Federal government to issue a surface coal mining permit where coal is located. For further information see 30 CFR 70 et seq.
5. Eligibility for Federal grants-in-aid, whenever funds are appropriated by Congress. For further information contact Ted Hild, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, c/o Tracey A. Sculle, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701.
Owners of private property nominated to the National Register may concur in or object to the nomination in accordance with 36 CFR 60. Any owner or partial owner who objects to listing should submit a notarized statement (certifying ownership and objection to listing) to Ted Hild, c/o Tracey A. Sculle at the above address by September 5, 2005. Each owner or partial owner has one vote, regardless of how many whole or partial properties in the district are owned by that party. If a majority of private property owners object to the nomination, it will not be listed; however, the State Historic Preservation Officer shall submit the nomination to the Keeper of the National Register for a determination of eligibility for inclusion in the National Register. If the property is determined eligible, but not formally listed, the Advisory Council must still be given an opportunity to comment on Federal projects which may affect the district.
A copy of the nomination, the criteria used for evaluation, and more information on the results of listing are available from Tracey A. Sculle at the above address or telephone inquiries can be made at (217) 785-4324. Comments on the nomination should be received by September 5, 2005 to Ted Hild, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, c/o Tracey A. Sculle, #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62701, two days before the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council meeting.
Handicapped persons requiring assistance in order to participate fully in Advisory Council proceedings should contact Tracey A. Sculle in advance of the meeting so that necessary arrangements can be made.