Heritage Landmarks

May is a celebration of all things heritage in Edina. The theme for this year's celebration, "This Place Matters," puts a spotlight on efforts to preserve, protect and enhance Edina's cultural and historical resources.

Created in 1971 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Month is observed by small towns and big cities across the country. For additional information please contact Emily Bodeker at 952-826-0462 or [email protected].

Preservation Month

The Edina Heritage Landmark designation is a zoning classification promoting the preservation, protection, and use of significant heritage resources in the City.

The criteria guiding the Heritage Preservation Commission and City Council in evaluating potential landmark designations includes:

  • An association with important events or patterns of events that reflect significant broad patterns in local history.
  • An association with the lives of historically significant persons or groups.
  • An embodiment of the distinctive characteristics of an architectural style, design, period, type or method of construction; possess high artistic values, or represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction.
  • Important archaeological data or the potential to yield important archaeological data.

Plans of Treatment

As part of the designation process, a plan of treatment, precise to each heritage resource is created to provide guidelines for design review as well as specific recommendations for preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction. Each plan of treatment will provide guidance regarding when a certificate of appropriateness is required from the Heritage Preservation Commission.


View the Heritage Landmark Properties on a map.