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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: August 2020

Cover: A worker performs masonry repair last summer on the back of the Old Cook County Hospital. The large building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been rehabilitated and reopened as a multi-use development. (Credit: Walsh Construction.)

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May 2020

Cover: Inside O’Hare Airport’s Rotunda Building, designed by architect Gertrude Kerbis in 1962. Landmarks Illinois is celebrating Kerbis and other female architects, designers, builders, engineers and more with our new “Women Who Built Illinois” project.

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February 2020

Cover: Gina Lathan and Stacy Grundy, President and Vice President of Route History, Inc., respectively, stand in front of their museum, visitor center and shop in Springfield. Route History is dedicated to telling the stories of Black people along Route 66 and in Springfield.

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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.

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August 2019

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

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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)

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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.

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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

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August 2018

Cover: Forbidden Root Brewery, Chicago

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May 2018

Cover: Nite Spot Cafe, Fairmont City

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February 2018

Cover: Central Park Theater (Credit: Stephen Perreault)

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November 2017

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

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August 2017

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

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June 2017

Cover: Ryan’s Round Barn, Henry County

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February 2017

Cover: Rosenwald Court Apartments, Chicago

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August 2016

Cover: Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago

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November 2016

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

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May 2016

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

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February 2016

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

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November 2015

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

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August 2015

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

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May 2015

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

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February 2015

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

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November 2014

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

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