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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Landmarks Illinois Upcoming Events!
Your source for historic preservation related events, issues and news.
Upcoming Events: April 2017
LI President & CEO Bonnie
McDonald, 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Winner
Clare Goerlich and Landmarks Illinois Board Member Joseph Antunovich at
our 2016 award ceremony. (Credit: Diane Alexander White Photography)
2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards
Now accepting nominations!
Landmarks Illinois is
now accepting nominations for our 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Preservation Awards. The annual awards honor individuals, organizations,
projects and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to
excellence in historic preservation. Winners of this year's awards will
be announced and honored at a ceremony on Saturday, September 16 at Venue 610, 610 S. Michigan Ave.
Nominations are due June 1, 2017. (Note this is a month earlier than normal.)
our website below to download our Nomination Guidelines and a
Nomination Form, and to learn more about this annual program.
Cant make it to the press conference in Springfield? Tune in to Facebook!
Landmarks Illinois will be live streaming the press conference!
Cover of Michigan Modern. Credit: James Haefner, courtesy of Michigan State Historic Preservation Office.
SNAPSHOTS LECTURE: Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America
Thursday, April 20
Brian Conway and Amy Arnold, editors of the book
"Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America," will discuss Michigan's
contributions to Modernism highlighting the people, buildings and ideas
that formed the rich interconnection between Chicago and Michigan as
architects and designers searched for ways to meet the challenges of the
Modern world. Co-sponsored by AIA Chicago.
Location:AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 250, Chicago
"People Saving Places: Stories About the Importance of Place" Video Screening Event
Friday, April 21
Landmarks Illinois has partnered with Kennedy-King
College's Media Communications Department and student interns to create
eight, short videos of people saving places around the state. 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.
This new project is made possible through generous funding from
Illinois Humanities and The Richard and Julia Moe Fund for Statewide and
Local Partners, a fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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
Victory Monument in Danville. (Credit: Katz PaganStar Photography)
Call for WWI Monuments
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 possible.
Members of Skyline Council at their 2016 Skyline Social event. Credit: Allison Evans Photography.
SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, May 13
Skyline Council Pub Crawl
The Skyline Council will host its annual Pub Crawl next month!
This year, Landmarks Illinois' young professionals committee will
travel to Geneva's Downtown Historic District for this fun event, scheduled to begin in the early afternoon!
Mark your calendars! More event details coming soon!
Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Chicago,
Nov. 14-17, for the premier educational and networking event for those
who are passionate about saving places. This year, PastForward explores the next generation of preservation tools and techniques.
Sign up for updates at www.PastForwardConference.org
to be the first to learn about speakers, sessions, special events and
tours exploring the preservation work in, and around, Chicago.
Landmarks Illinois is excited to be a presenting partner for this year's conference.
FOR SALE: Imperiled Buildings
615 Lincoln, Glencoe
In foreclosure, the Edward L. Glaser House, "Rosemor Lodge", is irreplaceable. It is in deteriorating condition but has excellent integrity. Because
of its need for much rehabilitation and its lack of protection, the
house is a prime candidate for demolition, with the land available for
redevelopment. The house, extensively remodeled by noted architect
Benjamin Marshall in 1916, is included in "North Shore Chicago, Houses
of the Lakefront Suburbs, 1890-1940 Stuart Cohen and Susan Benjamin,"
(Acanthus Press, 2004). It is also included in the timeline that is part
of the recently published book on Benjamin Marshall, "Benjamin
Marshall, Chicago Architect," (Acanthus Press, 2015).