The Village Preservation Association of Plainfield, Illinois is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the identity of the Plainfield historic district in an effort to retain and restore our historic architecture and landscape.
Promote a sense of place by becoming an active voice to preserve the uniqueness of our historic neighborhoods while protecting the rights of homeowners.
Advocate to preserve the integrity of our historic downtown by promoting historic preservation, protection, and use of the Village’s downtown area including commercial, retail and public spaces.
The VPA is the founder and organizer of the Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade, Plainfield’s community St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Founded in 2001 as a neighborhood celebration on Bartlett Avenue, the parade has grown into a popular community tradition.
The VPA is active in its preservation efforts. The organization worked diligently to preserve, relocate and restore an original one-room schoolhouse from 1847. The schoolhosue was painstakingly restored and ultimately donated to Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 and relocated to District 202’s administration campus on Howard Street.
The VPA helps spread Christmas cheer by donating and distributing luminaires to all properties in the downtown area to be lit in celebration on Christmas Eve.Visit our Events Page for information on VPA meetings and additional activities, such as the VPA’s annual golf outing.