Preservation Snapshots Lectures

Preservation Snapshots is one of Landmarks Illinois’ longest running educational programs. Since 2001, the series has provided 175 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.

PRESERVATION - A TOOL FOR ACHIEVING EQUITY AND AFFORDABILITY

WHEN

Monday, November 18, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

$5 LI Members; $7 Public
Reservation Required. See below.

LOCATION

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

About

Preservation can be useful as communities consider strategies for equity and affordability. One size does not fit all in such conversations, and often neighborhood strategies for equity and those for affordability can tug in different directions. While some neighborhoods would benefit from a slower market, others desperately need stimulus. Working in tandem with community members, preservation can be a helpful tool in each of those discussions by creating nuanced strategies that build integrated communities.

As part of its national speaker series, Landmarks Illinois is proud to host Myrick Howard of Preservation North Carolina (PNC). Howard will talk about his organization’s experiences, both successful and not-so-successful, in achieving equity and affordability through preservation.

Preservation North Carolina’s Endangered Properties Program has saved nearly 900 endangered buildings and their buyers have put them into a multitude of new uses, including affordable housing. Most recently, PNC saved two freedman’s houses in Oberlin, a village established after the Civil War by former slaves, and is reusing the homes as its new headquarters. Research about the families who built and occupied these houses has unearthed remarkable accomplishments, despite the legacy of racism, which PNC is highlighting through storytelling as part of its statewide conversation to bring equity to preservation. (Photo: Hall and Graves-Fields Houses, Raleigh, NC. Credit: PNC)

Speaker

MYRICK HOWARD
Howard
During his more than 40 years at the helm, Howard has guided PNC to become a transformational force in challenged rural areas, downtown small towns and urban working-class neighborhoods through its own investment in historic properties, including its focus on affordable housing.

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WHY OLD PLACES MATTER

WHEN

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

$5 LI Members; $7 Public
Reservation Required. (Registration coming soon)

LOCATION

Chicago Architecture Center,
Joan & Gary Gand Lecture Hall
111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago

About

Why do old places matter to people? What difference does it make if we save and reuse the old places in our communities? Tom Mayes, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, explores the many reasons based on his recent book, “Why Old Places Matter.” From the sense of continuity and memory, to beauty and sacredness, to sustainability and economics, Why Old Places Matter explores the sometimes surprising relationships that people have with the old places of their lives, and makes the case that saving and reusing these places is important for people’s well-being.

 

Speaker

Tom Mayes
Mayes
Tom Mayes is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  He is the author of many articles relating to, and has lectured widely on, preservation easements, shipwreck protection, historic house museums, accessibility, preservation public policy, and the future of historic preservation.

 

Donovan Rypkema September 16 Presentation

Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics led a Preservation Snapshots Lecture September 16, 2019, “Lessons for Chicago: Recent Findings on the Impacts of Historic Preservation.” See his presentation below. 

 

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