Century House Program

The St. Louis Park Historical Society’s Century House Project is designed to recognize homes in the Park that are 100 years old or older and have retained their historic features.  Homes selected for designation will receive a plaque to place on the house.  The list is at http://www.slphistory.org/oldestbuildings

COST: There will be a one-time fee to cover the cost of the plaque of $100.

The St. Louis Park Historical Society will pay the remaining cost for each plaque.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA:

  1. Original structure must have been built for residential use. (No combined uses with commercial or other types of uses). Multi-family structures are eligible.
  2. The building must be documented to be 100 years old or older.
  3. The house must reflect its original architectural character.
  4. Additions and alterations to the house are acceptable; however, the original architectural character should not be compromised. Houses that have been resided with vinyl or other siding types are not automatically disqualified from recognition.
  5. The house must not exhibit signs of deferred maintenance, which threatens the economic life of the structure.
  6. The house should demonstrate how to care for older houses.

 

SELECTION PROCESS: The St. Louis Park Historical Society will review the submitted Century House Applications. All of the selection criteria must be met.

RECOGNITION: Qualifying homes will be recognized with a plaque for placement on the house.

NOTE: This program is an honorary award only. It does not qualify homes for local or national historical designation, does not place restrictions upon work to the house in any way, nor does it provide financial assistance for maintenance of designated homes.

Click Here for an Application.

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