Cedar Crest is one of Normal’s most distinctive neighborhoods. It was developed between 1914 and 1930, as the first comprehensively designed subdivision in the City. Almost all of the original houses may be the work of a single architect, lending the neighborhood a distinct character and a unity of design. The curvilinear streets and Craftsman-style houses illustrate striking changes in town planning and architecture that came about in the early twentieth century. Cedar Crest preserves a remarkable degree of historical integrity; of fifty residential structures built on the fifty-nine lots, only one was built before the subdivision was laid out, and only three were constructed after 1930. The area is admirably suited for designation as an historic neighborhood.