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 indicated.
FLWRIGHT: PROTECTION & PRESERVATION
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 77 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago
With nearly 400 extant buildings in three-quarters of the United States the preservation of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright presents numerous challenges and opportunities. As the recent demolitions of FLW buildings shows, without proper protection, Wright’s work can be lost. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, will discuss the organization’s role in the protection and preservation of many of Wright’s buildings.
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.