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Survey results may initiate demolition delay.

dozier If you are removing or changing a roof, enlarging a window, or totally demolishing a property on the survey, the Commission may review this activity. Your permit application will be referred to the Historic Commission and may be held for up to 90 days. During this time the Commission may decide to recommend historic designation. This process, started in 2005, ensures that the public may comment on the loss of important historic fabric. demolition delay

2001 Bloomington Historical Survey

Approximately every ten years, the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission partner to review and update a survey of historic sites and structures within the city limits. In 1998, the city began this re-survey of its historic resources. All the buildings were individually photographed, described and evaluated according to their historic and architectural significance. This list of properties replaces the 1986 Bloomington Historic Sites and Structures Inventory and includes a total of 2556 sites, 22 districts and 192 scattered sites. Eight new districts were created as a result of the new survey. Many more categories of interest were opened with this survey including a large number of 20th century revival style homes in the southeast quadrant of the city, as well as the numerous catalogue homes in formerly working class areas. This survey was intended to be a comprehensive look at the city's historic resources.Historical Survey Pic

For a property to appear in the survey it must be at least 50 years old, possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association and meet one of the following criteria:

For certain buildings that have exceptional importance, as an example, the work of a famous architect, those buildings may be less than fifty years old.

Information in Bloomington Historical Survey Results