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.
You can also view our 20 Years, 20 Stories webpage featuring 20 Most Endangered sites and stories between 1995 and 2015.
2018 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois Announcement: April 25, 2018
Bonnie McDonald, LI President & CEO, will lead a press conference in Springfield to announce the sites listed on LI’s 2018 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois. The press conference will take place at the Stratton Building in the third-floor Robert Oxtoby Board Room (401 S. Spring St., Springfield, Illinois) at 10 a.m. The press conference will also be streamed live on LI’s Facebook page.