How to Become a Landmark

Becoming a Landmark

A Rock Island Landmark is a property or structure designated by the Preservation Commission that is worthy of rehabilitation, restoration and preservation because of its historic and/or architectural significance to the City of Rock Island. An entire neighborhood can also be designated through a similar procedure and become known as a “Local Historic District.”


Designation of these properties is governed by the Rock Island Preservation Ordinance and alterations are regulated through a Certificate of Appropriateness.
To see a complete list of Rock Island Landmarks, go to the Historic Structures page and conduct a “designation” search on “Rock Island Landmark.” You can also download an address map of all Rock Island Landmarks.