Historic Marker Program

On March 17, 2009, City Council approved Resolution #4425 accepting the Historic and Architectural Preservation Commission (HAPC) recommendations to establish a Historic Marker Program.

The HAPC and City Council want to encourage owners to show their pride in Oxford’s history and cultural heritage. The Historic Marker Program is a way for owners of historic properties to promote interest by displaying Historic Markers on their buildings. The program also recognizes outstanding restoration projects by owners of historic properties.

Tier One Markers

Tier One Markers will be awarded annually as a Preservation Award for restoration projects completed within the previous calendar year. Markers can also be awarded retroactively for nominations of exceptional preservation efforts in the past, or for intact and well maintained architecturally significant structures that contribute positively to the historic fabric of the city.

Tier Two Markers

Tier Two Markers will be awarded annually as a Historic Plaque for a significant historic structure or historic site. Historic Plaques are purchased through the HAPC by the owner or applicant; installation is included in the purchase price.

For more information about this program including the project categories eligible for awards, the nomination and application forms, and the property owners responsibility and commitment, click on the PDF documents below or contact the Community Development Department at (513) 524-5204.


Historic Marker Program Overview

Resolution 4425

Tier 1 Preservation Award Application

Tier 2 Historic Plaque Application