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Friday, March 03, 2017
Landmarks Illinois Upcoming Events!
Your source for historic preservation related events, issues and news.
Upcoming Events: March 2017
Legendary Landmarks Celebration
Wednesday, March 15
Just two weeks to go until Landmarks Illinois' biggest fundraising event of the year. Make your reservations today! Individual and table reservations available.
Edward Torrez, President and Principal of Bauer Latoza Studio, will discuss
the exterior restoration of All Saints Episcopal Church, located in
Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood. Join us to hear how the true original
beauty of this 1884 Chicago Landmark - believed to be Chicago's oldest
frame church - was recently uncovered.
Cosponsored by The Auditorium Theatre.
Location:The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University's Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Chicago
Join us for the next Chicago Suburban Preservation
Alliance Meeting in Downers Grove. The day-long meeting is hosted by
Landmarks Illinois and the Village
of Downers Grove. The meeting will include presentations on the latest
historic preservation efforts in Downers Grove as well as financial
incentives available for preservation projects like the federal historic
tax credit. The day's agenda also includes a tour of Avery Coonley School
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Avery Coonley School,1400 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL
Email Lisa DiChiera, Landmarks Illinois Director of Advocacy, at
LDiChiera@landmarks.org, by the end of the day Friday, March 3. Includes
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois List announcement
Thursday, April 6
St. Adalbert in Chicago is listed on our 2016 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois List. (credit: Martin Tangora)
Join Landmarks Illinois in Springfield to hear which sites we have
included on our 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois List.
Each year, the list calls attention to historic sites
threatened by demolition, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds or
"People Saving Places" Video Project Screening Event
Friday, April 21
Kennedy King College student Monique Harvey shoots footage at The Lone Buffalo in Ottawa in February.
Landmarks Illinois is in the process of creating eight, short
inspiring videos of people saving places throughout the state. We have
partnered with Kennedy King College's Media Communications Department
and student interns to create these videos. Throughout February and
March, Landmarks Illinois and the students are traveling all over
Illinois to capture footage for the videos. On Friday, April 21, we will
host a screening event at the historic Roxy Cinemas in Ottawa to
showcase the videos and hear about the students' experiences creating
them. A reception at The Lone Buffalo will follow.
Event details and tickets will be available soon!
Screening time: 5 p.m.
Screening Location: Roxy Cinemas, 827 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL
Reception time: 6:30 p.m. (immediately following the screening)
Reception location: The Lone Buffalo, 812 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL
SAVE THE DATE:
National Trust for Historic Preservation PastForward 2017 Conference
November 14-17, 2017
This year, the Trust's annual conference is coming to Chicago! Landmarks
Illinois is excited to be a presenting partner for the event that
brings together a diverse audience of nearly 2,000 people in the
"business of saving places," including preservationists,
architects, planners, developers, environmentalists, students and
scholars. This year's conference will focus on the themes of reurbanism,
technology and health. Conference headquarters will be located at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago.
Registration coming July 2017.
Learn more about the conference and sign up to receive event updates by clicking the link below.
In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the U.S.
entry into World War 1, Landmarks Illinois is conducting a statewide
survey of monuments to soldiers and veterans of the Great War.
If you know of a WWI monument or marker in your community,contact Suzanne Germann,
Landmarks Illinois Director of Grants & Easements, at
SGermann@Landmarks.org. Please include any details you have about the
monument, such as the dates of construction, condition and photos, if
Pictured left: The St. Adalbert Polish-American WWI monument in Niles, IL. (credit: JSL Masonry Restoration)
FOR SALE: Imperiled Buildings
Alton Amtrak Station
3400 College Ave., Alton
Alton Train Station
The Alton Station is a one-story, rectangular-shaped, brick
structure train station, constructed by John C. Wuellner Construction
Company of Alton in 1928. Current station owner Union Pacific Railroad
is considering donating the station to a responsible not for profit 501