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Two Public Events to Discuss Redevelopment Opportunities for Old Cook County Hospital

 

Cook County is sponsoring a two week charrette that will include two public events to discuss future redevelopment opportunities for Old Cook County Hospital. The goal of the charrette in which Landmarks Illinois is one of four civic organizations participating and the two public events are to “unlock the value” of the historic building and its surrounding property. The public is encouraged to attend the events on Tuesday, September 23rd and Tuesday, October 7th and to register online.  [more
 

Old Cook County Hospital, 1900 W. Harrison Street, Chicago. Credit: Lisa DiChiera, Landmarks Illinois

 

Pillars of Auburn Gresham Cornerstone for Community

 

The Pillars of Auburn Grisham is an 18-minute film to promote the neighborhood of Auburn Gresham, a community on the south side of Chicago. Through the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Landmarks Illinois and Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) are partners in Cornerstones for Community, an innovative program that utilizes historic preservation as a community development tool—working directly within communities to enhance the ethic for preserving neighborhoods and individual properties. This film is one of three projects included in this program.  [more
 

Photo: Senator Jacqueline Collins, State Senator, 16th District is a featured speaker in the film.

 

Historic Tax Credit Workshops

 

To continue educating communities about the need for a statewide historic tax credit program, and the benefits of the federal historic tax credit program, Landmarks Illinois scheduled eight historic tax credit workshops throughout the state this summer and fall. The free workshops highlight the findings of Landmarks Illinois’ state historic tax credit economic study, released in October 2013, which concluded that such a program would pay for itself and create needed jobs. [more]

Photo: Metropolitan Hall Lofts, 324-330 East State St., Rockford. This $3 million mixed use project, scheduled for completion in fall, 2014, will contain 8 market rate residential loft apartments and ground-level retail. The project’s financing includes the federal historic tax credit and the current state historic tax credit. The property is located in the River’s Edge district of Rockford.
  

2014 Ten Most Endangered Historic Places

 

The Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list was announced by Landmarks Illinois at an April 1st press conference in Springfield. From important corner commercial buildings to a pre-Civil War marine hospital to a historic planned manufacturing district to a 19th century “fresh air in the country” camp designed by noted landscape architect Jens Jensen—the 2014 “Ten Most” list includes a remarkable variety of structures.  [more
 

(left to right) McAuley Schoolhouse, West Chicago (credit: Courtesy of Adam B. Gibbons); Uptown Theatre, Chicago (credit: Bob Nick, Friends of the Uptown Theatre)

 

Saved For Future Generations

Preservation in Action

 

Click Here to watch this moving video about the work of Landmarks Illinois which profiles three important projects and the people whose lives they have touched. Landmarks Illinois sincerely thanks JAQ Corp., architects for the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church project, for its donation of the use of project photos for this video.

 

 

     

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The Auditorium in Context: Chicago in the late 1880s
Thursday, October 16
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.

At the next Preservation Snapshots lecture, William Tyre, executive director and curator of Glessner House Museum will discuss the time frame in which the Auditorium was planned and built which was  a period of dynamic and explosive growth in the city of Chicago. In this lecture, William Tyre will look at other buildings being constructed in and around downtown, the growth of cultural and philanthropic organizations, the business leaders who were shaping the destiny of the city, and the political and social issues that defined the era ... [more]

The Auditorium in Context: Chicago in the late 1880s

(photo)  Michigan Avenue, Chicago, c. 1880s.

For Sale: Imperiled Buildings

Use the following link to view listings have been submitted to Landmarks Illinois and represent buildings for sale of historic interest.

 

Imperiled Buildings

Illinois Restoration Resources

Click Here to view the Landmarks Illinois Restoration Resources guide. This on-line guide provides property owners and design professionals with access to professional services, products, craftspeople, and other experts related to the maintenance, restoration, and rehabilitation of older structures.  [more

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Check out highlights from the Recent Past Survey of Suburban Cook County. Photo: 2400 S. Home Ave., Berwyn.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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