Individuals and communities may nominate districts, sites, and structures for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. In Illinois, all nominations must be reviewed by Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Staff and the Historic Sites Advisory Council before being sent to the National Park Service for final approval.
A National Register designation does not automatically place restrictions on a property as to what changes can or cannot be made. It does, however, qualify a property for Historic Preservation Tax Credits if a project meets certain criteria.
View the application that the Downtown Aledo Historic District submitted (pdf) for approval by the U.S. Department of the Interior.