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Historic Buildings

This web page includes links to various historically significant buildings in St. Charles and the surrounding area. Brief descriptions and backgrounds of each building are given in order to give an overview of the building's history. Limited information is available in historical records about some of these structures.

Links to Local Historical Buildings

Find on a Map

View St. Charles Historic Buildings on a map.

Local History Files and Reference Area

Much of the information used to create this website was found at the St. Charles Public Library. The resources found in the Local History Files and Reference area of the library contain information that can be valuable when researching local historical buildings and people.

Local History Vertical Files

Newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other paper based resources are compiled and organized according to topic. These files are located behind the Technology Help desk.

Some especially useful files include:

  • Historic Buildings
  • Files on local families, industries, and businesses that have a long association with St. Charles
  • St. Charles, Illinois Biography
  • St. Charles Business and Industry


Local history books on St. Charles and Kane County are available in the Reference section of the library. Not only are these sources helpful in finding information on historic buildings, they are also valuable tools for finding information on residents or businesses associated with the buildings. See Reference Sources.

Internet Resources

These resources  to the St. Charles Public Library collection are for individuals attempting to research local historic buildings and homes. They also includes sources for authentic period restoration and decoration. See Internet Resources.