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.


Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, Landmarks Illinois has cancelled the April 29 lecture, “The Power of Preservation: Learning from San Antonio” and the May 14 lecture, “Most Endangered Historic Places.”

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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