Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation division works to protect historic and cultural resources by assisting in the preservation, rehabilitation, and awareness of historic and cultural resources.

Ordinance & Guidelines

Historic preservation ordinances are in effect in the Downtown Historic District/Design Review District and the Clark Street Historic District to ensure new construction and remodeling projects are consistent with the historic character of the existing buildings. View Municipal Code Chapter 22 - Historic Preservation / Design Review (PDF) and our Historic Preservation and Design Review Guidelines (PDF), which regulate new construction and remodeling projects within the City of Stevens Point.


Paint requests in Historic Districts must utilize colors within one of the adopted paint palettes: 

  • Sherwin-Williams: Historic Colors – Historical Exterior Colors
  • Benjamin Moore: Color Collections: Historical Colors
  • Valspar Paint: National Trust Historic Colors - Exterior

Fan Decks and paint color samples are also available for viewing in the Community Development Office.

Local Landmarks

The Historic Preservation/Design Review Commission and the Common Council have identified certain properties as Local Landmarks (PDF). Local Landmark status requires that exterior alterations be reviewed and approved by the Historic Preservation/Design Review Commission prior to the work being initiated. Exterior work must be consistent with the historic character of the property.

To designate a landmark on the local register, please fill out the application for Local Landmark Designation thoroughly and submit to the Community Development Department. Local Landmark Application (PDF).

Historic Districts Nomination to the State and National Register of Historic Places

The City is encouraging and sponsoring the nomination of five districts, listed below, to the State and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Get More Information about District Nominations.

  1. Church of Intercession – St. Stephen R. C. Church Historic District
  2. Church Street Residential Historic District
  3. Clark Street – Main Street Historic District
  4. Pine Street – Plover Street Historic District
  5. Sunset Fork Residential Historic District

Other Resources