Landmarks Illinois Free Lectures. Landmarks Illinois sponsors a series of free 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.
2018 MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES IN ILLINOIS
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 77 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago
Landmarks Illinois President & CEO Bonnie McDonald will discuss LI’s 2018 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois, which LI announced on April 25. The historic sites included on this year’s list are those threatened by deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, and in some cases, need new ownership.
Join us during Preservation Month to learn about the threats and possible solutions for some of the Chicagoland sites that made the list. The lecture will also discuss LI’s newly released renderings (pictured above) that show a possible way to restore and reuse the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, included on the 2018 Most Endangered Historic Places in 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 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.