Landmarks Illinois $7 Lectures. Landmarks Illinois sponsors a series of
free inexpensive lectures Preservation Snapshots throughout the year. All events take place at the Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Congress Lounge, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor unless otherwise indicated.
Preservation Snapshots Lecture Altgeld Gardens: Preservation & Environmental Justice
When: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Free, Reservations Required
Altgeld Gardens a Chicago housing development on Chicago’s South Side, was constructed during the 1940’s and has been home to hundreds of families since.
The organization, People For Community, a nonprofit founded in 1979 by Hazel Johnson and aimed at cleaning up the abandoned and contaminated industrial facilities surrounding Altgeld Gardens that were having a detrimental effect on the mental and physical health of residents.
This is considered the start of the environmental justice movement.
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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 gave rise to the formation of Landmarks Illinois. Today, it is statewide organization with 2500 members.
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, 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.