People Saving Places

By reusing places of the past, we are creating a better future for Illinois.


Landmarks Illinois inspires people to save historic places that matter. Emerging from the fight to save the Chicago Stock Exchange Building, today Landmarks Illinois is a statewide nonprofit organization serving thousands of members, real estate professionals, property owners and policymakers. We provide expertise, funding and inspiration to individuals, corporations and communities across Illinois.

Condition assessment of historic Greenstone Church in Pullman Historic District. (left to right) Ed Gerns, WJE; Mike Shymanski, Historic Pullman Foundation; Rachel Will, WJE; Pastor Mason, Greenstone United Methodist Church (credit: Lisa DiChiera, Landmarks Illinois)

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Join us for the 5th Annual Skyline Social held this year at Chicago's Stony Island Arts Bank.
(credit Tom Harris, Hedrich Blessing)

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Please ask your U.S. representative to defend the Historic Tax Credit and help make it better!
Main Street, Galena (credit: Landmarks Illinois)

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Landmarks Illinois’ effort to preserve the south Michigan Avenue Street Wall is among our greatest accomplishments.

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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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  • What Is A Preservation Easement?
  • Will landmark status affect my property values?
  • How can I be more involved in historic preservation?
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  • Find an expert to work on your window restoration
  • Find an architect to work on your historic building
  • Restoration resources to help on your preservation project
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