Landmarks Illinois Free Lectures. Landmarks Illinois sponsors a series of free lectures Preservation Snapshots throughout the year.
Friends of historic Second Church and Landmarks Illinois presents “The Great Chicago Fire”
When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Tours. 5:30 to 6:00PM. Lecture 6PM
Where: Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave
Admission: Free Please RSVP by June 16th to: email@example.com or 1-800-657-0687.
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the most significant events in the history of the City. Learn how Chicago was rebuilt out of the ashes and developed into a world class city.
Presentation by Ginger Frere MLIS Newberry Library Scholar-in-Residence
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.