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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Current Issue: May 2023

Cover: Andrew Schneider (left) and David Berkey in front of the Jefferson Ice House in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

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November 2022

Cover: 2022 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Winner, the Lincoln Park Zoo Pepper Family Wildlife Center.

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February 2022

Cover: Tiara Hughes, a 2022 Landmarks Illinois Influencer and member of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, at the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Home in Woodlawn in Chicago. Credit Tiara Hughes.

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November 2021

Cover: Randi and David Howell with their son Arlow in front of the Duncan Manor near Towanda. The couple have restored the historic home, earning them a 2021 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award. Credit: Stephanie Wood Photography.


August 2021

Cover:  Artists Kari Black, Sam Kirk and Dorian Sylvain in front of The Forum in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood that display their murals. Credit Lewis Purdy.


May 2021

Cover: Yaphett El-Amin of Efficacy Consulting & Development stands in front of 2021 Most Endangered site, the Broadview Hotel in  East St. Louis, Illinois.


February 2021

Cover: Landmarks Illinois kicks off our 50th Anniversary year in 2021.


November 2020

Cover: Civil rights activist Timuel D. Black, Jr. (left) and Chandra Cooper, great-granddaughter of Muddy Waters and President of the Muddy Waters Original Jam Out (MOJO) Museum, stand in front of Muddy Waters’ former Chicago home in the North Kenwood neighborhood.


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.)


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.


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.


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.


August 2019

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


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)


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.


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


August 2018

Cover: Forbidden Root Brewery, Chicago


May 2018

Cover: Nite Spot Cafe, Fairmont City


February 2018

Cover: Central Park Theater (Credit: Stephen Perreault)


November 2017

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


August 2017

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


June 2017

Cover: Ryan’s Round Barn, Henry County


February 2017

Cover: Rosenwald Court Apartments, Chicago


August 2016

Cover: Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago


November 2016

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


May 2016

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


February 2016

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


November 2015

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


August 2015

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


May 2015

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


February 2015

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


November 2014

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


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