Welcome to our Historic Preservation web page!

The Dixon Historic Preservation Commission is appointed by the Dixon City Council to encourage and provide assistance to property owners in the newly-designated Downtown Historic District before changes are made.

Partnering with Dixon Main Street, our goal is to promote excellence of design and development, provide beneficial services, and encourage development in harmony with the original architecture.


  • Dr. Carol Krueger
  • Michael Cleary
  • Geoff Vanderlin
  • Tom Houck

our email: 
our phone: (815) 288-1403
our FAX:  (815) 288-1022


For a “Post Card” history of Dixon, click on any image below for enlarged pictures and slideshow.

119 113 South Dement Av
Beier Bakery
Chicago Northwestern Depot
City Hall
Dixon College
Dixon High School and Bridgenew
Dixon High School
Dixon  Theatre 1924
Dixon Public Library
Dixon YMCA
Elks Home
First Street Looking East
Galena Bridge
Galena Avenue Looking North
Hazelwood Log Cabin
Hotel Dixon
Illinois Central
John Deere
KSB Hospital
Lee County Court House
Loveland Community House
Methodist Church
Nachusa House Guests
Nachusa Tavern
Old Settlers Log Cabin
Rock River Assembly Grounds
Sandusky Portland Cement Co
St Paul
Watson Plummer Shoe Co
Woodcote at Lowell Park
First Street Arch Streetcar
Reagan Boyhood Home
thumb Roper Furniture Factory
thumb Rock River View
thumb Roc River Boatride
thumb Galena Ave Looking North2
thumb First Street Looking West
thumb Bluebird Hotel
Bordens Plant
thumb North Dixon HS
thumb Dixon Country Club
thumb Dam Power House 1926
thumb Truesdell Bridge Disaster
thumb Boys Dorm Dixon College
thumb First Baptist Church
thumb Fishing on the Rock
thumb Rock River Military Academy
thumb Dixon National Bank
1911 View of West First Street
2011 View of West First Street

 ReagansVisitsm                                      Reagan’s 1984 Visit to His Boyhood Home