2024 Donnelley Fund Grant Recipients

The Barbara C. and Thomas E. Donnelley II Preservation Fund for Illinois provides monetary assistance to preserve or protect significant structures and sites in Illinois. Eligible beneficiaries include significant structures or sites in Illinois that are under threat of demolition, in imminent deterioration, in need of stabilization, in need of structural or re-use evaluation, or need to be evaluated for landmark eligibility. Landmarks Illinois manages the fund, which was established in 2013. Click here to see all past recipients of the Donnelley Fund.

Promontory Point Conservancy, Chicago

Grant amount: $2,000

For more than two decades, the Promontory Point Conservancy has worked to preserve Promontory Point, a unique manmade park with Prairie-style landscaping and a limestone revetment on the shores of Lake Michigan. The group released an engineering report this spring that showed the revetment can be restored and retained, supporting Landmarks Illinois’ longstanding stance on the park included on our 2004 Most Endangered list. The grant from Landmarks Illinois will help the conservancy hire a historic treatments consultant to assist coastal engineers with Secretary of Interior standards in its design planning and creation of a Cultural Landscape Report/Historic Structures Report and to assist the conservancy in the upcoming federal Section 106 Review process for the park.

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