Preservation Snapshots is one of Landmarks Illinois’ longest running educational programs. Since 2001, the series has provided 175 lectures on diverse preservation-related topics to our members and the public. Guest speakers have included architects, historians, preservation professionals, planners, authors and architectural historians. Landmarks Illinois has partnered with venues such as Chicago Cultural Center, The Auditorium Theatre and AIA Chicago to bring over 8,000 attendees the opportunity to learn about Illinois’ remarkable past and the community benefits of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, and to be inspired to take action in their own communities.
Investing in Historic Places
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Reservation required. $5 Members/$7 Public
In April 2020 as the Coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the state & the nation, Landmarks Illinois responded quickly by shifting grant funding to help partner preservation organizations most impacted by the virus. Our 13 COVID-19 Organization Relief grant recipients used the funds for operating expenses such as staff and contractor payroll, rent and mortgage payments, utilities and even digital technology improvements such as those to an organization’s website. Hear from four of our grant recipients on how their organizations managed during these challenging times.
- Naomi Sheridan, Director of Development, Firehouse Community Art Center, Chicago
- Martin Sorge, Executive Director, Uptown United, Chicago
- Kurt Begalka, Administrator, McHenry County Historical Society, Union
- Betty Richards, Board Member, Save the Lorraine Foundation, Hoopeston
Lisa DiChiera, Landmarks Illinois Director of AdvocacyRegister
Altgeld Gardens: Preservation & Environmental Justice
Recorded June 10, 2021. Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director, People for Community Recovery, and John Cramer, Director, MacRostie Historic Advisors, talk about the history, design and development of Altgeld Gardens on Chicago’s South Side.Watch
RERZ HISTORIC TAX CREDIT AT WORK: EAST ST. LOUIS & AURORA
Recorded May 19, 2021. Yaphett El-Amin, President of Efficacy Consulting and Development, and Kirk Albinson, Senior Project Manager with The Community Builders, talk about the importance of the River Edge Redevelopment Zone (RERZ) Historic Tax Credit in Illinois.Watch
Preserving Cultural Heritage in San Antonio
In this lecture, held virtually November 10, 2020, Sarah Zenaida Gould, Ph.D., Interim Executive Director of the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute, and Shanon Shea Miller, AICP, Director and Historic Preservation Officer of the Office of Historic Preservation for the City of San Antonio, share their experience of preserving cultural heritage in San Antonio.WATCH
WOMEN WHO BUILT ILLINOIS
Landmarks Illinois Director of Advocacy Lisa DiChiera and Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council Member Erica Ruggiero of McGuire Igleski & Associates led this September 22, 2020, lecture about the a new Landmarks Illinois initiative to build a database of women architects, engineers, developers, designers and builders in Illinois between 1879 and 1979 and their built projects throughout the state. Watch the lecture below.Watch
Lessons for Chicago: Recent Findings on the Impacts of Historic Preservation
Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics led a Preservation Snapshots Lecture September 16, 2019. See the presentation below.
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