50 Years of People Saving Places For People

Founded in 1971, Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. As a membership-based nonprofit organization, we promote preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse of buildings and sites of many types in order to leverage our past to create a better future. We know that blending old and new makes communities resilient and interesting places to live, work and play. We are People Saving Places for People. Learn more.

OUR MISSION

To preserve, protect and promote architectural and historic resources in Illinois through advocacy and education. Read about our mission-driven work.

2021 marks Landmarks Illinois’ 50th Anniversary!

Our anniversary is a time to reflect on our past and also boldy plan for the future of preservation in Illinois. Learn how we are marking this major milestone in our organization’s history, here.

Landmarks Illinois has helped people save places in our state for 50 years. We celebrated this milestone at 50Forward on March 25. Check out the stories from our virtual event at our YouTube Channel!

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Be a voice for the future of our communities by supporting Landmarks Illinois. Our work enhances communities, empowers citizens, promotes local economic development and offers environmentally sound solutions.

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