An heirloom home is a house that has good historical physical integrity and represents one of the architectural styles of the late nineteenth century or the first half of the twentieth century.
A landmark site a site that is among the most historically and architecturally significant properties in Stillwater. A landmark retains its architectural integrity and has a strong connection to the history of the city.
Heirloom homes represent a variety of house styles, large and small, representative of nineteenth century Stillwater. They retain a fair amount of their original design elements such as siding, windows, doors and porches and may possess potential for local designation.

Landmark sites are the finest old houses and the most remarkable sites in Stillwater. They have architectural integrity and a strong connection to the history of Stillwater. Landmark Sites may be eligible for or already listed in the National Register of Historic Places and possess potential for designation as a heritage preservation site.
Houses constructed prior to 1946 that retain their historical character and integrity are eligible for the Heirloom Homes and Landmark Sites program.
No. Heirloom Home and Landmark Site is entirely voluntary, and, as a homeowner, you may withdraw your home from the program at any time.
This honorary program is just one way to show your pride in owning a historic home in Stillwater. There are no economic benefits; however, you will receive a certificate to recognize your participation in Heirloom Home and Landmark Site. Additionally, technical information on how to preserve and maintain your historic house is available through the Heirloom Homes and Landmark Sites program.
Fill out and mail in our application form and the Stillwater Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) will review your application.

The Stillwater Heritage Preservation Commission maintains a list of frequently asked questions about local and National Register designation. To view that FAQ list, please click here.