House & Building Plaques
GUIDELINES FOR HISTORICAL STRUCTURE PLAQUESA documented and factual written research record of the structure's significance and history as well as photographic documentation of the structure must be placed on permanent file at the Geneva History Center's Archive and Research Library.
The Geneva History Center will, upon application by the owner, sponsor bronze plaques of recognition to be attached to a domestic, commercial and/or civic structure in a prominent location based on one or more of the following criteria:
Dwellings must have been built or occupied by persons who have had a significant impact on the development of Geneva, and/or must be of architectural or historical significance to the period in which they were built.
Domestic structures must have remained in appearance essentially as built. Commercial and/or civic structures must substantially retain their original form and appearance.
The Geneva History Center reserves the right to determine eligibility of each building.
The owner of the structure is required to pay an application and processing fee of $50.00. A plaque fee of $400.00 (not including installation) is required following a determination of
If the appearance, character, or form of the structure is changed so as to significantly alter the appearance, character, or form of the structure's state at the date of approval of the plaque, the Geneva History Center reserves the right to ask for the removal and/or return of the plaque.
The presence of a plaque on a structure in Geneva does not imply any endorsement or restriction by the Geneva History Center or any of its agents.