Chicagoland Watch List
The Chicagoland Watch List is the focus of Landmarks Illinois' advocacy efforts in the Chicago metropolitan area during
2009-10. It is intended as a complement to Landmarks Illinois' "Ten Most Endangered
Historic Places in Illinois", a statewide list announced each March at
the State Capitol in Springfield.
The list contains an array of structures including a modernist house and
pavilion made famous by the film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” three
vulnerable Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residences, a grouping of commercial
buildings at the Lincoln-Fullerton-Halsted intersection, a collection of
turn-of-the-century golf club residences, the
home of an early Highland Park
mayor, and more.
This list represents a wide range of issues facing historic structures
today—threats such as a road widening project’s potential impact on a rural
community’s character to a lack of effective municipal ordinances.
For Chicagoland Watch List photos and
information click a map number or name.