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Historic Preservation
   
                                                           
   
Learning About the History of Your Home Using Government Agencies
   
                                                           
   

The Maybrook Court Building
(For homes constructed after 1985)
1500 South Maybrook Drive
Basement Room 061
Maywood, Illinois 60153
8:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 708-865-4753
Fax: 708-865-4732
http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org

Cook County Recorder of Deeds
(For homes constructed before 1985)
Downtown County Building
118 North Clark Street  
Room 120
Chicago, Illinois 60602
8:00-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 312-603-5050 
Fax: 312-603-5063
http://www.ccrd.info

Cook County Assessor's Office
(Main)  County Building, Third Floor
118 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602 
312-443-7550
http://www.cookcountyassessor.com

Maywood Historic Preservation Commission
Maywood Council Chambers
125 South 5th Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
708-450-6360
Website (click here)

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System
(IRAD)

Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: 217-785-1266
Fax: 217-524-3930
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/home.html

Illinois State Archives
Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
Telephone (217) 782-4682
Fax: (217) 524-3930
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/home.html

National Archives- (Chicago)
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
773-948-9001
http://www.archives.gov/chicago/

Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Staffed by The Landmarks Division of the
Chicago Department of Planning and Development
33 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60602
Ph: 312-744-3200
Fax: 312-744-9140 
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dcd/supp_info/landmarks_commission.html

Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Suite 1315
53 W. Jackson Blvd. 
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone (312) 922-1742
Fax (312) 922-8112
http://www.landmarks.org

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Telephone (217) 558-8844
For information about the library and museum
please contact:
(800) 610-2094 or (217) 782-5764
Library Main (217) 558-8844
http://www.alplm.org

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL  60610
(312) 255-3506
http://www.newberry.org

 

Useful Websites

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/sites.htm

Address Conversion Guides
http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/addressconversion

U.S. Census Bureau
Choose the time period that you want and see PDF files of old census documents.
http://www.census.gov

Index to the American Contractor's Chicago Building Permit Column, 1898-1912
www.chsmedia.org/househistory/1898-1912permits/search.asp

Chicago Historical Society-Polk’s Directory
www.chsmedia.org/househistory/polk/start.pdf

Chicago Daily News: Prints and Photographs
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/ichihtml/cdnhome.html

 

Tours and Museums

West Town Museum of Cultural History
104 S. 5th Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708-343-3554
ou104@aol.com
http://westtownmuseum.blogspot.com
http://www.operationuplift-westtownmuseum.org

Maywood Historical Society
105 South 5th Avenue
P.O. Box 35
Maywood, IL 60153-2304
Phone: 708-343-3554
maywoodhistorical@gmail.com

Maywood Historic Society
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MaywoodHistoricSociety

Chicago Historical Society
Clark Street at North Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614-6071
Phone 312.642.4600
Fax 312.266.2077
http://www.chicagohs.org

The Chicago History Museum
Find a museum online
http://www.chicagohs.org/history-around-town

 

The History of Nearby Communities and Areas

Find out if a book is on shelf by using SWAN, the online Library catalog (click here)Maywood by Douglas Deuchler

Maywood by Douglas Deuchler
977.311/DEU

Oak Park, Illinois: Continuity and Change by David M. Sokol
977.312/SOK

Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries by Jenny Floro-Khalaf and Cynthia Savaglio
977.311/FLO

Melrose Park by Fidencio Marbella
977.311/MAR Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society by Douglas Deuchler

Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society by Douglas Deuchler
977.31/DEU

 

The History of the Chicagoland Area

Chicago’s Southeast Side by Rod Sellers
977.311/SEL

Chicago’s Historic Pullman District by Frank Beberdick
977.311/BEBAfrican Americans in Chicago by Lowell D. Thompson

African Americans in Chicago by  Lowell D. Thompson
973.0496/AFR

The Sky’s the Limit: A Century of Chicago Skyscrapers by John Zukowsky
720.483/SAL

Filipinos in Chicago by Estrella Ravelo Alamar
977.311/ALA

The Chicago “L” by Greg Borzo
977.3/BOR

Chicago’s South Shore by Charles Celander
977.311/CELMexican Chicago by Rita Arias Jirasek

Mexican Chicago by Rita Arias Jirasek
977.311/JIR

Douglas/Grand Boulevardby Olivia Mahoney
977.302/MAH

A View From Chicago’s City Hall: Mid-century to the Millennium by Melvin G. Holli
977.311/HOL

Greater Chicago Historical Tour Guide by Ray D. Wilson
917/7311/WIL Maritime Chicago by Theodore Karamanski

Maritime Chicago by Theodore Karamanski
977.311/KAR

Chicago’s Parks by John Graf
977.311/GRA

     
                                                           
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