Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program

Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Fund grant program provides monetary assistance to significant structures or sites in Illinois that are under threat of demolition, in imminent deterioration, in need of stabilization, in need of structural or reuse evaluation, or need to be evaluated for landmark eligibility. Created in 2004, the program targets projects focusing on engineering, architectural and feasibility studies, stabilization, legal services, survey and National Register Nominations and preservation ordinance support. Preservation Heritage Fund grants are awarded four times a year. Read more about the recipients of the grant program below.

2017 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Belleville Historical Society:

Blazier House, Belleville

Bishop Hill Heritage Association:

Carpenter Shop, Bishop Hill

Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission:

Boardman Cemetery, Bolingbrook

Urban Juncture Foundation:

The Forum, Chicago

Music Institute:

Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston

Forest Preserve District of Cook County:

Sagawau Farmhouse, Lemont

City of Lincoln:

The Tropics Route 66 neon sign, Lincoln

Maeystown Preservation Society:

Maeystown Stone Bridge, Maeystown

Save the Massac:

Massac Theater, Metropolis

Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation:

LeTourneau House, Peoria (pictured)

City of Wilmington:

Old City Hall, Wilmington

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2016 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Lawrence County Historical Society:

Pepple School and Dr. John Frank Schrader’s Office, Bridgeport

National Trust for Historic Preservation:

South Side Community Arts Center, Chicago

Monumental Baptist Church:


Chicago Regal Foundation:

New Regal Theater, Chicago

DeKalb Area Women’s Center:

DeKalb Area Women’s Center, DeKalb

Barnstorming Inc.:

Davidson Barn, Eureka

Evanston History Center:

Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston (pictured)

St. John’s United Church of Christ:


Unity Temple Restoration Foundation:

Unity Temple, Oak Park

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2015 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Beecher Mausoleum Guardian Angels:

Beecher Mausoleum, Beecher (pictured)

Friends of the Hometown News:

Delavan Times Building, Delavan

Historic Marbold Farmstead Association:

Marbold Farmstead, Greenview

Elgin Area Historical Society:

Nancy Kimball House, Elgin

Hanover Township Park District:

Old Hanover High School building, Hanover

St. John’s United Church of Christ:


Maywood Preservation Commission:

Home for Soldiers’ Widows, Maywood

Washington County Historical Society:

L&N Depot, Nashville

Springfield Project:

Judge Taylor House, Springfield

Monroe County Historical Society:

Bellefontaine Stone Arch Bridge, Bellefontaine

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2014 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Bishop Hill Heritage Association:

Dairy Building, Bishop Hill

All Saints Episcopal Church:


South Side Community Art Center:


DeKalb Area Women’s Center:


Galena Foundation:

Turner Hall, Galena

Will County Historical Society:

Historical Society and Research Center Building, Lockport

Otter Creek Historical Society:

Hamilton Primary School, Otterville (pictured)

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2013 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Miner’s Institute Foundation:

Miner’s Institute, Collinsville

DesPlaines Methodist Campsground:

DesPlaines (pictured)

Village of Farmsville:

Farmersville Opera House, Farmsersville

Glen Ellyn Historical Society:

Stacy’s Tavern Museum, Glenn Ellyn

Village of Lansing:

Ford Hangar, Lansing

2012 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients


Bucky Fuller Dome Home, Carbondale (pictured)

Friends of Historic Second Church:

Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago

Moses King Brick & Tile Works:

Kiln #6, Colchester

Frances Willard Historical Society:

Francis Willard House, Evanston

Historic Marbold Farmstead Association:

Historical Society and Research Center Building, Lockport

Moline Preservation Society:

Moline Depot, Moline

Zoe Preservation Society:

Zoe Theater, Pittsfield

2011 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation:

Churchill Woods, Lombard

IL Barn Alliance

First United Mothodist Church:

Oak Park

Kalo Foundation:

Iannelli Studios, Park Ridge

Elijah Iles House Foundation:

Strawbridge-Shepherd House, Springfield

Village of University Park:

Riegal Farm, University Park (pictured)

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