Historic preservation

We study and guide changes to our City's historic landmarks and districts. They teach us about our past and help us plan for our future.
Red and gold ceiling at the Historic Orpheum Theater

Explore our rich history and culture

We've identified over 200 locally-designated landmarks and historic districts.

The City's role

The City's Historic Preservation staff:

  • Identifies and guides change to our historic properties
  • Supports the work of the Heritage Preservation Commission
  • Engages the community
  • Guides property owners through the application and review process

We prepare and share:

  • Historic district and theme studies
  • Design guidelines

Related information

Contact us

Minneapolis 311


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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