Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation is the practice of protecting and preserving sites, structures or districts which reflect elements of local or national cultural, social, economic, political, archaeological or architectural history.

Preservation has many diverse purposes and rewards, including the strengthening of local economies, stabilization of property values, the fostering of civic beauty and community pride, and the appreciation of local and national history.

Historic resources are defined as districts, sites, structures, objects or buildings that are greater than seventy-five years in age, and are significant in local, state, or national history, architecture, archeology, engineering, or culture. History encompasses all cultures, economic classes, and social, political and private activities that form the background to the present.

Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission members and meeting dates.

Historic Preservation Plan 

Learn about the plans to preserve the historic nature of your community.

Historic Preservation Municipal Codes Standards

Read relevant sections from the city's municipal code.

Historical and Architectural Resources Survey

2014-2015 updated survey of the architectural and historic resources located within the city of River Falls.

Story Maps 

The Historic Story Maps of River Falls, Wisconsin are a great way to explore "The City on the Kinni".
The City on the Kinni
A Walk Through Time