Greystone Certification

Greystone Certification Program
Launched in Spring 2012, the Greystone Certification Program is a archival record established by the Historic Chicago Greystone® Initiative to help document the architecture and location of greystone homes in Chicago. 

Program details:

  • The Greystone Certification Program is open to all greystone residences 1-6 units in size with a full front limestone facade in the City of Chicago.
  • Home certification is free without any fees or restrictions required by the registered or subsquent greystone owners. 
  • The Greystone Initiative will review all applications and notify greystone owners of their building's eligibility for certification in two weeks.
  • Upon approval of certification, the owner of a certified greystone will receive a frameable certificate, a free copy of the Greystone Design Guidelines Booklet, information about free workshops and programs, and updates about their potential eligibility for future greystone rehab incentives.


Click here
to download the Greystone Certification Program application. 

Please mail completed Greystone Certification applications and two recent front photographs of each participating home to:

Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative
1279 North Milwaukee Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

Scanned copies of the application and digital photos (less than 2 MB each) can be emailed to: mcole@nhschicago.org.