Legendary Landmarks Celebration



Thursday, March 7, 2019


Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue

Event Details

5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception (Normandie Lounge)
6:30 p.m. – Award Program and Dinner (Grand Ballroom)
8:30 p.m. – After Party Dessert Reception (Normandie Lounge)

Since 2006, Landmarks Illinois has honored nearly 40 individuals, families and corporations at its annual fundraiser, the Legendary Landmarks Celebration. The Legendary Landmarks Celebration is an inspiring evening full of festivities, networking and tributes to our city’s Legendary Landmarks. (Pictured: Former Landmarks Illinois Board Vice Chair Sandra Rand, Landmarks Illinois Emeritus Board Member Anne Voshel and Michelle Francis. Credit: Oscar Izquierdo)

Download the sponsorship form to learn how you can support and attend the 2019 Legendary Landmarks Celebration.


Learn About our 2019 Honorees


Edward J. Wehmer, President & CEO
Corporate Legendary Landmark


Legendary Landmarks


John T. Murphy, Chairman & CEO
Corporate Legendary Landmark

Learn More

2019 LLC Invitation Artwork

Learn about the buildings on this year’s invitation, inspired by the 2019 Legendary Landmark Honorees.

Foreground (left to right):

  • 231 S. LaSalle St., Chicago. Prior to its occupancy in 2015, Corporate Legendary Landmark Wintrust undertook a major restoration of the iconic Central Standard Building located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district.
  • Old Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Corporate Legendary Landmark Murphy Development Group (MDG) is undertaking the visionary mixed-use redevelopment of Chicago’s iconic Old Cook County Hospital, a historic site Landmarks Illinois advocated to save for nearly 20 years.
  • Chicago Motor Club building, Chicago. Corporate Legendary Landmark Murphy Development Group successfully transformed the formerly vacant, historic Chicago Motor Club at 68 E. Wacker Dr. into a 143-room Hampton Inn.

Background (front to back):

  • Nichols Tower, Chicago. Located in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, Nichols Tower is used to represent Legendary Landmark Judy McCaskey’s steadfast commitment to West Side school children.
  • Barn, ubiquitous to Illinois. This illustrative barn signifies Landmarks Illinois’ statewide reach and its dedication to helping rural communities through its Springfield Office.
  • Pure Oil Station, Geneva. Corporate Legendary Landmark Wintrust helped save the National Register-listed Pure Oil Station when its community bank Geneva Bank & Trust took ownership. It was recognized at the 2013 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards.
  • Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, Ill. The Illinois State Capitol building is a nod to Legendary Landmark Ray McCaskey’s commitment to Illinois’ rich history via his chairmanship of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.

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*Artwork created by: Patrick Cusack, AIA, Associate Principal at Antunovich Associates.

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