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“Most Endangered” Announced

What You Can Do

 

The 2015 Most Endangered Historic Place list was announced by Landmarks Illinois at an April 22nd press conference in Springfield. Now in its 20th year, the statewide endangered list calls attention to threatened historic resources in need of assistance in the form of responsible stewardship, creative reuse plans, and advances in public policy. The slow economic recovery, state budget crisis, and a lack of available financing continue to challenge historic sites throughout Illinois. Whether it’s a call to Governor Rauner’s office or spreading the word about properties in need of a new owner--you can help. Please check each endangered listing’s “What You Can Do” section for ideas.  [more
 

William H. Coventry House, Harvard (credit: McHenry County Historical Society)

 

2015 Main Street & Historic Preservation Conference

June 23-25, 2015 - Carbondale, Illinois

 

Join us for inspiring speakers for four content-driven tours and over a dozen sessions that will present best practices, planning tools, success stories, and how-to’s for preservation-based economic development and community preservation and revitalization.  [more
 

Conference tour highlight: Giant City Lodge , Makanda (credit: Jean Follett)

Conference tour highlight: Giant City Lodge , Makanda (credit: Jean Follett)

 

A Bold Move

Wilmette and Evanston

 

In the waning hours of a deadline set by a developer who intended to demolish the 1928 Prairie-style Irving House, designed by noted architect John Van Bergen, Chris Enck, a project engineer with the firm Klein and Hoffman and vice-chair of Landmarks Illinois’ young professionals’ Skyline Council, bought the house for ten dollars and orchestrated a complicated move ...  [more]

LI’s Lisa DiChiera, new owner Chris Enck, and Planner, City of Wilmette Erika Fabisch at the house move on October 10, 2014.
  

Saved For Future Generations

Preservation in Action

 

Click Here to watch this moving video about the work of Landmarks Illinois which profiles three important projects and the people whose lives they have touched. Landmarks Illinois sincerely thanks JAQ Corp., architects for the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church project, for its donation of the use of project photos for this video.

 

 

     

20 Years | 20 Stories: Most Endangered Historic Places
2015 Main Street & Historic Preservation Conference
July 16 Chicago Athletic Association Event
State Historic Tax Credit Introduced
Presidential Library Site
Economic Impact RERZ State HTC Rockford

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Good Old Neon: Signs You’re in Chicago

Large-scale neon signs have been a staple of the nocturnal American commercial landscape since the 1940s. The principal purpose was advertisement for auto-oriented uses, including restaurants, motels, shopping centers, car dealerships and small businesses.  [more]

Good Old Neon: Signs You’re in Chicago

For Sale: Imperiled Buildings

Use the following link to view listings have been submitted to Landmarks Illinois and represent buildings for sale of historic interest.

 

Imperiled Buildings

Illinois Restoration Resources

Click Here to view the Landmarks Illinois Restoration Resources guide. This on-line guide provides property owners and design professionals with access to professional services, products, craftspeople, and other experts related to the maintenance, restoration, and rehabilitation of older structures.  [more

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Check out highlights from the Recent Past Survey of Suburban Cook County. Photo: 2400 S. Home Ave., Berwyn.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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