National Register Historic Districts

Bloomington is home to many sites that are listed in the National and State Register of Historic Places and/or are Locally Designated Historic Districts. To find out more about local listings, visit the Bloomington Historical Preservation website.

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Bloomington Registered Historic Districts
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Bloomington Historic Survey Districts and Neighborhoods

The Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Department and and Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission conducts the City of Bloomington Historic Sites and Structures Inventory. The Bloomington Historic Survey 2001 Interim Report contains surveys of 22 districts and 192 scattered sites.

Explore Historic Bloomington through a Historic Walking Tour. Download a Walking Tour brochure from the City's web site. Additonal brochures may be obtained from the HAND Department.

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Bloomington Survyed Historic Districts and Neighborhoods
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Individual Historic Survey District Maps

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Andrews Park Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 29.33 KB) | View PDF (PDF 643.38 KB)

Bryan Park Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 45.07 KB) | View PDF (PDF 681.33 KB)

Cottage Grove Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 46.02 KB) | View PDF (PDF 607.95 KB)

Courthouse Square Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 6.53 KB) | View PDF (PDF 724.75 KB)

East Second Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 46.93 KB) | View PDF (PDF 1.23 MB)

Elm Heights East Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 40.06 KB) | View PDF (PDF 961.62 KB)

Elm Heights West Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 43.56 KB) | View PDF (PDF 1.10 MB)

Greater Prospect Hill Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 43.07 KB) | View PDF (PDF 1.09 MB)

Illinois Central Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 30.04 KB) | View PDF (PDF 429.22 KB)

McDoel Gardens Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 12.27 KB) | View PDF (PDF 567.73 KB)

Monon Railroad Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 32.54 KB) | View PDF (PDF 682.72 KB)

North Indiana Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 27.15 KB) | View PDF (PDF 379.57 KB)

North Washington Street Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 34.30 KB) | View PDF (PDF 386.98 KB)

Old Library Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 26.37 KB) | View PDF (PDF 521.26 KB)

Old Showers Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 30.97 KB) | View PDF (PDF 415.93 KB)

Prospect Hill Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 9.29 KB) | View PDF (PDF 501.06 KB)

Restaurant Row Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 23.90 KB) | View PDF (PDF 493.26 KB)

South Dunn Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 27.92 KB) | View PDF (PDF 537.19 KB)

Steele Dunning Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 29.13 KB) | View PDF (PDF 373.85 KB)

University Bungalow Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 22.99 KB) | View PDF (PDF 394.18 KB)

University Courts Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 33.25 KB) | View PDF (PDF 416.16 KB)

Vinegar Hill Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 7.06 KB) | View PDF (PDF 769.13 KB)

West Side Historic Survey District - View Image (GIF 13.92 KB) | View PDF (PDF 1014.27 KB)

Other Historic Walking Tour Maps

Bloomington African American Walking Tour Map - View Image (GIF 44.55 KB) | View PDF (PDF 323.77 KB)

Bloomington Conservation Districts and Neighborhoods

In the recent past, citizens have expressed an interest in a kind of district which is less restrictive than a full local historic district. In Indiana this kind of district, called a Conservation District, has been available since 1995. Bloomington created its first Conservation District in 2001 in the McDoel Gardens Neighborhood. In 2008 Prospect Hill also obtained Conservation District status. Today over 600 properties in these two neighborhoods are protected. For more information on Conservation Districts, visit the Bloomington Conservation Districts website.

Individual Conservation District Maps

Garden Hill Conservation District - View Image (GIF 32.87 KB) | View PDF (PDF 251.65 KB)

McDoel Gardens Conservation District - View Image (GIF 49.99 KB) | View PDF (PDF 194.20 KB)


Prospect Hill Conservation District - View Image (GIF 50.19 KB) | View PDF (PDF 161.08 KB)

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Historical Preservation

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