Preservation Snapshots Lectures

Most Endangered Historic Places 2019

WHEN

Friday, May 3, 2019
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

ADMISSION

Free with registration. See below.

LOCATION

Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago

ABOUT

Landmarks Illinois President & CEO Bonnie McDonald will discuss LI’s 2019 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois, which will be announced on May 1. The listings focus attention on sites that are threatened by deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds and in some cases the need for new ownership. Join us during Preservation Month to learn about the threats and possible solutions for some of the Chicagoland sites that made the list.

SPEAKER

Bonnie McDonald
Bonnie McDonald joined Landmarks Illinois in 2012. Previously she served as executive director of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, based in St. Paul, for seven years. She has also held positions with the Anoka County (MN) Historical Society, the Preservation League of New York State and Preservation Action in Washington, D.C. Bonnie has a Bachelor of Arts in art history (summa cum laude) from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Arts in historic preservation planning from Cornell University.

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WHITNEY SCHOOLHOUSE PROJECT

WHEN

Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.

ADMISSION

Free with registration. See below.

LOCATION

The Auditorium Building, Murray-Green Library,
430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Chicago

ABOUT

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 and scheduled to be relocated this spring. Learn about the project’s inception, journey and future restoration as the schoolhouse once again becomes a public space for education.

SPEAKER

Erica

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.

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