Meet the women keeping Route History alive in Springfield
Gina Lathan and Stacy Grundy run a museum, shop and visitor center in a former 1930s Texaco gas station aimed at telling the unknown stories of African Americans along Route 66 and in the city of Springfield.
Show your support for Landmarks Illinois as we mark 49 years!
Landmarks Illinois exists to ensure people in Illinois can experience and celebrate our historic and culturally significant places. Become a Sustaining Partner today in honor of Landmarks Illinois’ anniversary. Sign up for a monthly gift of $5 or more.
Honoring a civil rights activist
On Martin Luther King Day, Landmarks Illinois celebrated the restoration of the former Bronzeville home of civil rights activist Oscar Stanton De Priest. The project included much-needed roof and masonry repairs at the National Historic Landmark.
2020 Legendary Landmarks Celebration March 5!
Landmarks Illinois celebrates the 15th anniversary of the annual Legendary Landmarks Celebration. Every year, we honor our cultural and civic leaders at an evening event featuring dinner, drinks, networking and fitting tributes to our honorees.
Seven preservation projects in Illinois receive grant funding
Landmarks Illinois has awarded a total of $16,000 to seven preservation projects throughout the state through its Landmarks Preservation Heritage Fund and the Barbara C. and Thomas E. Donnelley II Preservation Fund grant programs.
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.
To preserve, protect and promote architectural and historic resources in Illinois through advocacy and education. Read about our mission-driven work.
WHY DO PEOPLE SUPPORT LANDMARKS ILLINOIS?
“Landmarks Illinois is an important private-sector ally for those of us involved in local preservation efforts.” – Norm Moline, Rock Island. See why other Illinois residents joined Landmarks Illinois.