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Services | Chicago Golf Recognized on National Register of Historic Places

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Calls for celebration are happening due to the recent acceptance of the Chicago Golf Club into the National Register of Historic Places. Listing in the National Register of Historic Places provides formal recognition of a property’s historical, architectural, or archeological significance based on national standards used by every state. The Chicago Golf Club is significant in the realm of entertainment/recreation as a major player in shaping the sport of golf and golf course design; landscape architecture, as an exemplary and remarkably intact work of Seth Raynor; and architecture for the Jarvis Hunt designed clubhouse.

After providing a facility condition assessment of the Chicago Golf Club’s buildings and developing an all-encompassing master plan to allow the Club to protect and extend the useful life of its historic buildings in 2018, Bailey Edward was called upon to lead the nomination for the National Register of Historic Places. The Bailey Edward nomination-writing team was led by Tim Scovic, AIA. Working closely with the Club’s board members and the State Historic Preservation Office, Tim researched the history of the Club and course to compile the necessary documentation for the nomination. Of the four categories for nominations, the Chicago Golf Club is significant in Criteria A) Event and Criteria C) Design/Construction.

Tim presented to the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council on February 28th who recommended the nomination be put forth to the National Park Service. The nomination was reviewed, completed, and accepted by the National Park Service in May 2020.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. If you are interested in seeking a nomination, please contact Bailey Edward’s Historic Preservation Team to get started.