Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program Recipients

Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Fund grant program provides monetary assistance to significant structures or sites in Illinois that are under threat of demolition, in imminent deterioration, in need of stabilization, in need of structural or reuse evaluation, or need to be evaluated for landmark eligibility. Created in 2004, the program targets projects focusing on engineering, architectural and feasibility studies, stabilization, legal services, survey and National Register Nominations and preservation ordinance support. Preservation Heritage Fund grants are awarded four times a year. Read more about the recipients of the grant program below.

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2023 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients


Stinson Memorial Public Library District

Stinson Memorial Public Library, Anna

Heritage Preservation Foundation

Grand Opera House, Beardstown


Bucky Fuller Dome Home, Carbondale

National Museum of Gospel Music

Pilgrim Baptist Church, Chicago

Share Your Soles

Pullman Stables, Chicago

Save the Tabernacle Inc.

Oakdale Tabernacle, Freeport

Golconda Main Street

John B. Young Opera House, Golconda

Little Egypt Arts Association

Powell Building, Marion


Greater St. Paul AME Church


City of Kewanee

Woodland Palace, Kewanee

Friends of Sears Sunken Garden

Sears Sunken Garden, Chicago

Millstadt Union Fire Department

Millstadt Fire House, Millstadt

City of Red Bud

City Hall, Red Bud

Kansas Presbyterian Church



First Baptist Congregational Church


Project XV Museum

Legacy Building, El Paso

Gibson City Restoration Association

Burwell Building, Gibson City

Western Illinois Museum

Old Macomb Motors building, Macomb (pictured)

Knapp Chesnut Becker Historical Society

Knapp Chesnut Becker Historical, Middletown

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2022 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients


PODER Learning Center

PODER headquarters, Chicago

City of Granite City

Granite City Fire Museum, Granite City

New Holland Area Historical Society

Ryan Hall, New Holland

Winnebago Community Historical Society

Town Hall, Winnebago


First Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church


Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum

Former Effingham County Courthouse, Effingham

Preservation, Inc.

Ursula Hall Music Conservancy, Springfield (pictured)

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2021 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients


Cairo Historical Preservation Project

Ward Chapel AME Church, Cairo

White County Historical Society

Matsel Cabin, Carmi

Harmony International Development Inc.

Carriage house at 1432 S. Harding Ave., Chicago


Block House Gallery, Chicago

Stone Temple Baptist Church


Save the Tabernacle Inc.

Oakdale Tabernacle, Freeport

Our Saviour Parish & Grade School

Our Saviour Parish Rectory, Jacksonville

Ethnic Heritage Museum

Graham-Ginestra House, Rockford

W.A. McConnell Foundation

Olde #90, Richmond

Trout Valley Preservation and Restoration Society

Trout Valley barn, Trout Valley

Washington Historical Society

128 Washington Square, Washington

Zion United Church of Christ






Old Post Office, Jacksonville


Heritage and Architecture Commission, Lockport


Rosenwinkel Barn, Wood Dale


William Beith House, St. Charles


Bronzeville Community Development Partnership

Former Griffin Funeral Home site, Chicago

Friends of the Old Millstadt Water Tower

Old Millstadt Water Tower, Millstadt

Robbins Historical Society

S.B. Fuller Home, Robbins (pictured)

Kendall County Historical Society

Union School, Yorkville

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2020 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Announced September 2020:

Pentecostal Church of Holiness

North Lawndale, Chicago

City of Havana

Havana Water Tower, Havana

Peoria Historical Society, Peoria

Pettengill-Morron Historic House Museum. Peoria

Plainfield Historical Society

Turner Mottinger House, Plainfield

Announced April 2020:

Glessner House


Macoupin County Historical Society

Anderson Mansion, Carlinville

Redeemer Church


Announced February 2020:

Glidden Homestead

Glidden Homestead and Historical Center, Dekalb

Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School

Administration Building, Elgin

Glencoe Historical Society

Booth Cottage, Glencoe

Pleasant Plains Historical Society

Cunningham Barn at the Clayville Historic Site, Pleasant Plains (Pictured)

Grace United Methodist Church


Friends of Hauberg Civic Center

Carriage house on the Hauberg Estate, Rock Island

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2019 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Atlanta Public Library District

Atlanta Public Library Building, Atlanta

Bureau County Historical Society

Matson Building, Princeton

Vince Carney Community Theatre

Lincoln Elementary School, Rochelle

Schuyler County Architecture Foundation

Ray House, Rushville

Wilmington Historical Society

Museum Building, Wilmington

Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission

Boardman Cemetery, Bolingbrook

Washington Historical Society

Dement House, Washington

Campton Township

Whitney Schoolhouse, Campton Township

Heritage Preservation Foundation

Beardstown Grand Opera House, Beardstown

Beverly Unitarian Church

Beverly Unitarian Church, Chicago

Blue Island Historical Society

Albee House, Blue Island

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Country Club Hills

Vermillion County Museum

Fithian House, Danville (pictured)

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2018 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

November 2018 Grant Recipients:

Lincoln Central Association

Halsted-Willow Gateway, Chicago.

Society of Architectural Historians

Charnley Persky House, Chicago

Tri-Taylor Community Association

Claremont Cottages, Chicago

Historic Marbold Farmstead Association

North annex, carriage house, smokehouse and wash house in Greenview

Springdale Historic Preservation Foundation

1866 Union Civil War Monument, Peoria.

Previous 2018 Recipients:

Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission

Boardman Cemetery, Bolingbrook

Elmhurst Art Museum

McCormick House, Elmhurst (pictured)

Center for Women’s History and Leadership, Evanston

WCTU Administration Building

Kane County

Amasa White House in Geneva

McKee Preservation Group

McKee House, Churchill Woods Forest Preserve

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Maeystown

St. John’s United Church of Christ

City of Moline

Prospect Park Grand Pavilion

Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County

Governor John Wood Mansion, Quincy

Shelbyville Chautauqua Auditorium Preservation Committee

Chautauqua Auditorium Building, Shelbyville

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2017 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Belleville Historical Society:

Blazier House, Belleville

Bishop Hill Heritage Association:

Carpenter Shop, Bishop Hill

Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission:

Boardman Cemetery, Bolingbrook

Canaan Baptist Church of Christ:


Friends of Pullman State Historic Site:

Rear Erecting Shop at the Pullman State Historic Site, Chicago

Hyde Park Historical Society:

Cable Car Building, Chicago

Urban Juncture Foundation:

The Forum, Chicago

Gifford Park Association:

David Cook Home, Elgin

Village of Elsah:

Mott Building, Elsah

Music Institute:

Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston

Forest Preserve District of Cook County:

Sagawau Farmhouse, Lemont

City of Lincoln:

The Tropics Route 66 neon sign, Lincoln

Maeystown Preservation Society:

Maeystown Stone Bridge, Maeystown

Save the Massac:

Massac Theater, Metropolis

Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation:

LeTourneau House, Peoria (pictured)

Village of Rantoul:

First National Bank Building, Rantoul

City of Wilmington:

Old City Hall, Wilmington

Zion Lutheran Church of Chestnut:


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2016 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Lawrence County Historical Society:

Pepple School and Dr. John Frank Schrader’s Office, Bridgeport

National Trust for Historic Preservation:

South Side Community Arts Center, Chicago

Monumental Baptist Church:


Chicago Regal Foundation:

New Regal Theater, Chicago

DeKalb Area Women’s Center:

DeKalb Area Women’s Center, DeKalb

Barnstorming Inc.:

Davidson Barn, Eureka

Evanston History Center:

Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston (pictured)

St. John’s United Church of Christ:


Unity Temple Restoration Foundation:

Unity Temple, Oak Park

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2015 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Beecher Mausoleum Guardian Angels:

Beecher Mausoleum, Beecher (pictured)

Friends of the Hometown News:

Delavan Times Building, Delavan

Historic Marbold Farmstead Association:

Marbold Farmstead, Greenview

Elgin Area Historical Society:

Nancy Kimball House, Elgin

Hanover Township Park District:

Old Hanover High School building, Hanover

St. John’s United Church of Christ:


Maywood Preservation Commission:

Home for Soldiers’ Widows, Maywood

Washington County Historical Society:

L&N Depot, Nashville

Springfield Project:

Judge Taylor House, Springfield

Monroe County Historical Society:

Bellefontaine Stone Arch Bridge, Bellefontaine

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2014 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Bishop Hill Heritage Association:

Dairy Building, Bishop Hill

All Saints Episcopal Church:


South Side Community Art Center:


DeKalb Area Women’s Center:


Galena Foundation:

Turner Hall, Galena

Will County Historical Society:

Historical Society and Research Center Building, Lockport

Otter Creek Historical Society:

Hamilton Primary School, Otterville (pictured)

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2013 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Miner’s Institute Foundation:

Miner’s Institute, Collinsville

DesPlaines Methodist Campground:

DesPlaines (pictured)

Village of Farmsville:

Farmersville Opera House, Farmsersville

Glen Ellyn Historical Society:

Stacy’s Tavern Museum, Glenn Ellyn

Village of Lansing:

Ford Hangar, Lansing

2012 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients


Bucky Fuller Dome Home, Carbondale (pictured)

Friends of Historic Second Church:

Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago

Moses King Brick & Tile Works:

Kiln #6, Colchester

Frances Willard Historical Society:

Frances Willard House, Evanston

Historic Marbold Farmstead Association:

Historical Society and Research Center Building, Lockport

Moline Preservation Society:

Moline Depot, Moline

Zoe Preservation Society:

Zoe Theater, Pittsfield

2011 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation:

Churchill Woods, Lombard

IL Barn Alliance


First United Methodist Church:

Oak Park

Kalo Foundation:

Iannelli Studios, Park Ridge

Elijah Iles House Foundation:

Strawbridge-Shepherd House, Springfield

Village of University Park:

Riegal Farm, University Park (pictured)

2010 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Jefferson School:


Brainerd Community Center:

Brainerd Building, Libertyville

Granada Center:

Mount Vernon (pictured)

Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society:

Lincoln-Manahan Home, Sterling

Vandalia Main Street:


2009 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Canaan Baptist Church:


Pui Tak Center:


Zion Temple Missionary Baptist Church:


DesPlaines Methodist Campground:


Illinois Valley Cultural Heritage Association:

Porthole Barns, Greene County

Park Ridge Public Library (mural restoration):

Park Ridge

Gardner Museum:

Quincy (pictured)

2008 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

YWCA of Alton:


Heritage Conservation Network:

Shotgun House, Cairo (pictured)

Chestnut United Methodist Church:


Chetwyn Rodgers Faith Memorial Church:


DuQuoin Main Street:

10 W. Main St., DuQuoin

Village of Montgomery:

Settler’s Cottage, Montgomery

Francis Field Youth Foundation:

Francis Field Barn, New Lenox

City of Rock Island:

Old Lincoln School, Rock Island

2007 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

White County Historical Society:

Robinson Stewart House, Carmi

Preservation and Conservation Association (PACA):

Harwood Salon House, Champaign (pictured)

Bohemian National Cemetery:


Ridge Historical Society:

Graver-Driscoll House, Chicago

Millikin University:

Millikin Homestead, Decatur

Historic Elsah Foundation:

Farley’s Music Hall, Elsah

Heritage Conservation Network:

Kornthal Parsonage, Jonesboro

Mount Prospect Historical Society:

Central School, Mount Prospect

Pleasant Home Foundation

Pleasant Home, Oak Park

Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation

Madison Theater, Peoria

Pike County Historical Society:

Old East School, Pittsfield

Southern Illinois University:

Floatboat “America,” Pulaski County

White County Historical Society

Strawbridge-Shepherd house, Springfield

2006 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Atlanta Public Library and Museum:

Downey Building, Atlanta

Tuscan Lodge:


Israel Samuel Church:


Prairie Mills Windmill:


Great Lakes Naval Museum:

Great Lakes

Rev. James Caldwell Chapter, NSDAR:

Gov. Duncan Mansion, Jacksonville

Ragdale Foundation:

Ragdale, Lake Forest

City of McHenry:

Petersen Farmstead, McHenry

Village of Montgomery:

Settlers Cottage, Montgomery

Wabash County Museum Foundation:

Wabash County Soldiers Monument, Mt. Carmel

Living Sanctuary of Faith Church:

Oak Park

Olmsted Historical Society:

Olmsted Depot, Olmsted

Illinois Audubon Society:

Adams House, Springfield

2005 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

All Saints’ Episcopal Church:


Emannuel Faith Bible Christian Church:


House of Prayer, Church of God in Christ:

Central Park Theater, Chicago (pictured)

Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church:


Israel Samuel Church:


People’s Church of Chicago:


Magill Hotel:


Union County Historical and Genealogy Society:

Dubois Building, Cobden

Main Street Eldorado:

Old City Hall, Eldorado

Illinois Valley Cultural Heritage Association:

Eldred House, Eldred

Hinsdale Historical Society:

Zook House, Hinsdale

Kornthal Union County Memorial, Inc.

Kornthal Church, Jonesboro

Manlius Historical Society:

First State Bank of Manlius building, Manlius

Main Street Orion:

Orion Water Tower, Orion

Historical Society of Greater Peotone:

Peotone Mill, Peotone

Roselle Historical Foundation:

Downtown Roselle

First Presbyterian Church:

St. Anne

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