The Arch

The Arch is Landmarks Illinois’ quarterly publication, which offers in-depth yet accessible articles on preservation topics, program listings, facts and statistics, and interviews with leaders in the field.

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Read issues of The Arch below:

Current Issue: November 2019

Cover: Jennifer Spence stands in front of Rise Above It Bakery & Café, housed in a former empty historic building in downtown Carterville that she rehabilitated – an effort that won her a 2019 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award.


August 2019

Cover: The Rockford Diocese-owned Chancery in Rockford, included on LI’s 2019 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois, is demolished.


May 2019

Cover: Properties named to Landmarks Illinois’ Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois throughout the program’s 25-year history. (Photos by Liz Chilsen)


February 2019

Cover: Artist Jim Jenkins works on repairing one of the four “Memory” sculptures on the New York Street Memorial Bridge in Aurora. The 660-foot-long bridge spans the Fox River and serves as a tribute to WWI soldiers. LI awarded the City of Aurora two grants through its World War I Monument Preservation Grant Program in 2017 and 2018 to help with the bridge restoration project.


November 2018

Cover: Photos of award recipients and award-winning projects over the 25-year history of the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards


August 2018

Cover: Forbidden Root Brewery, Chicago


May 2018

Cover: Nite Spot Cafe, Fairmont City


February 2018

Cover: Central Park Theater (Credit: Stephen Perreault)


November 2017

Cover: Joliet Central High School (Credit: Paul Schlismann Photography)


August 2017

Cover: Unity Temple, Oak Park (Credit: Lee Bey)


June 2017

Cover: Ryan’s Round Barn, Henry County


February 2017

Cover: Rosenwald Court Apartments, Chicago


August 2016

Cover: Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago


November 2016

Cover: Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery in Springfield, Illinois.


May 2016

Cover: Citizens Savings and Loan Association Building, East Alton (credit: Frank Butterfield)


February 2016

Cover: The MacLean Center, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (credit: SAIC Media Services)


November 2015

Cover: Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (credit: Rebuild Foundation)


August 2015

Cover: McDonough County Courthouse, Macomb (credit: Tom Rossiter)


May 2015

Cover: Black Hawk Statue, Lowden State Park, Oregon (credit: Amy Lamb Woods)


February 2015

Cover: Chris Enck at Irving House move, Wilmette (credit: Erika Fabisch)


November 2014

Cover: 2014 Project of the Year, Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Foundation Awards, State Capitol, Springfield (credit: Tom Rossiter)


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