Landmarks Illinois Free Lectures. Landmarks Illinois sponsors a series of free lectures Preservation Snapshots throughout the year.
People Saving Places
When: Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, You need id to get past security.
Bonnie McDonald, President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois, will discuss LI’s recently announced Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois. Join us during Preservation Month to learn about the threats and possible solutions for some of the Chicagoland sites that made the list.
Speaker: Bonnie McDonald, President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois
About Landmarks Illinois
Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. The 1971 demolition of Adler and Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange Building, widely considered an architectural masterpiece, gave rise to the formation of Landmarks Illinois. Today, it is statewide organization with 2500 members.
In the 40+ years since its founding, Landmarks Illinois has saved countless architectural and historic treasures throughout the state. The organization has established a variety of programs to facilitate, promote, and educate people about historic preservation.
Landmarks Illinois’ founding mission was to stop the demolition of significant buildings in downtown Chicago. Its mission today now encompasses architecturally and historically significant sites, structures, and districts in all the cities, towns, and rural areas of Illinois.
The Marquette Building, the Chicago Theater, the Reliance Building, and St. Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, as well as the Bloomington Courthouse Square, Oakbrook’s Mayslake, and the Zimmerman farm archaeological site are among the places that Landmarks Illinois has helped save for future generations.