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: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Free, Reservations Required
Learn how four preservation organizations survived Covid with Illinois Preservation funding.
Naomi Sheridan, Director of Development, Firehouse Community Art Center, Chicago
Martin Sorge, Executive Director, Uptown United, Chicago
Kurt Begalka, Administrator, McHenry County Historical Society, Union, IL
Betty Richards, Board Member, Save the Lorraine Foundationm Hoopeston, IL
Lisa DiChiera, Director of Advocacy, Landmarks Illinois
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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.