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.

#GivingTuesday is November 29! This year, Landmarks Illinois is focusing on membership growth. Join us as a new member, renewing member or give a gift membership to a friend, colleague or family member. Can’t wait until November 29? Join today!

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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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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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