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.
Landmarks Illinois is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois
Community organizations, neighborhood groups, preservation advocates and residents of Illinois are encouraged to submit a nomination by January 22, 2021. Historic properties nominated to the 2021 Most Endangered list are not required to be locally or nationally designated landmarks. They may be places largely unknown to the general public but are valued by local residents and celebrate the history, traditions and culture of the community. Read our press release to learn more.
2021 Nomination Form