Founded in 1971, Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. As a membership-based nonprofit organization, we promote preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse of buildings and sites of many types in order to leverage our past to create a better future. We know that blending old and new makes communities resilient and interesting places to live, work and play. We are People Saving Places for People. Learn more.


To preserve, protect and promote architectural and historic resources in Illinois through advocacy and education. Read about our mission-driven work.

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Learn about Landmarks Illinois years-long effort to preserve the former Ebony Test Kitchen, which is now a part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. (Read our press release here)

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