The Historic District

La Fox was established in 1834 and is located on the Northwestern Railroad, bounded by Route 38, Keslinger, Harley and Brundige Roads. Many homes of historic significance, like the Potter House, the Neiler Farm and the Old Schoolhouse utilized Italionate, National and Folk Victorian styles, popular from 1850 to the 1880s. For details about many of the homes, you can look to “The History of LaFox Illinois” by Lois Divine.

Historic Homes and Buildings

  • The Neiler Farmstead, 1N370 LaFox Road
  • Maurice Potter House, 1N348 LaFox Road
  • Lemuel Potter House, 1N3260 LaFox Road
  • Little Potter House, 1N336 LaFox Road
  • The Zoch Home

If you are considering modifications to historic property structures and have questions, contact Julia E. Thavong, Preservation Planner, Kane County Development Department at 1.630.208.9347 or email –

Certificate of Appropriateness
Exterior alterations on historic buildings usually require a “Certificate of Appropriateness.”Certificate of Appropriateness (12KB PDF)