Since 1995, Landmarks Illinois has asked preservationists, community leaders and concerned citizens throughout the state to nominate threatened or endangered historic properties for its annual list, the Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois.
The purpose of the list is to focus attention on sites threatened by deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, or inappropriate development and to bolster local advocacy efforts and build support for each property’s eventual preservation. The Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list also draws attention to important policy issues that affect these properties and historic properties throughout the state.
Nominate an Endangered Historic Place
Do you know of an endangered building or place in Illinois? Download our nomination form below to be considered for our 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list. Deadline for nominations is January 16, 2017.
2016 Most Endangered Historic Places
The 2016 “Most Endangered” list was announced by Landmarks Illinois at an April 13th press conference in Springfield. The event was attended by community representatives, property owners, and state legislators.
Click on the name of the site to learn more about its history, why it is endangered, and how you can help.