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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.


Media Coverage


For Chicagoland Watch List photos and information click a map number or name.










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