Preservation Snapshots is one of Landmarks Illinois’ longest running educational programs. Since 2001, the series has provided 175 free lectures on diverse preservation-related topics to our members and the public. Guest speakers have included architects, historians, preservation professionals, planners, authors and architectural historians. Landmarks Illinois has partnered with venues such as Chicago Cultural Center, The Auditorium Theatre and AIA Chicago to bring over 8,000 attendees the opportunity to learn about Illinois’ remarkable past and the community benefits of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, and to be inspired to take action in their own communities.
WHITNEY SCHOOLHOUSE PROJECT
Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Free with registration. See below.
The Auditorium Building, Murray-Green Library,
430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Chicago
Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois Service Committee Chair Erica Ruggiero will discuss the Council’s long-term service project, the rehabilitation of the Whitney Schoolhouse. Constructed in 1852, the schoolhouse is the second oldest intact schoolhouse in northeastern Illinois. Learn about the project’s inception, journey and future restoration as the schoolhouse once again becomes a public space for education.
Erica Ruggiero is the Historic Preservation Specialist for McGuire Igleski & Associates (MIA) and chair of the Service Committee of Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council. She received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Interior Design with a graduate certificate in urban design from Florida State University in 2012 and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she graduated with a Master of Science in Historic Preservation in 2014.Register
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