Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards
Nine outstanding preservation efforts from across the state were honored in
2014 by Landmarks Illinois. The award winners range from a main street bank in
Warren to the State Capitol.
Apple River State Bank, Warren (Rehabilitation)
Old Cook County Hospital
Cook County has issued the Market Rate RFP for 10 acres of strategic urban
development real estate including the Old Cook County Hospital building. The
Market Rate RFP seeks master developer teams to redevelop the strategic, excess
real estate in the heart of the Illinois Medical District and adjacent to
downtown Chicago for mixed-use and revenue generating projects. The RFP
solicitation, reference documents, and timetable are all available on the
County's redevelopment website. View Landmarks Illinois’
reuse study submittal to the County in October, 2014, which was done as part
of a County-sponsored civic group charrette. View Landmarks Illinois’
original reuse plan from 2003 and the
history of the campaign to save Old Cook County.
Old Cook County Hospital, 1900 W. Harrison Street, Chicago.
Credit: Lisa DiChiera, Landmarks Illinois
A Bold Move
In the waning
hours of a deadline set by a developer who intended to demolish the 1928
Prairie-style Irving House, designed by noted architect John Van Bergen,
Chris Enck, a project engineer with the firm Klein and Hoffman and
vice-chair of Landmarks Illinois’ young professionals’ Skyline Council,
bought the house for ten dollars and orchestrated a complicated move ... [more]
LI’s Lisa DiChiera, new owner Chris Enck, and Planner, City
of Wilmette Erika Fabisch at the house move on October 10, 2014.
Saved For Future Generations
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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Last Is More:
Mies, IBM and the Transformation of Chicago
Thursday, March 26, on the eve of Ludwig Mies van der
Rohe’s 129th birthday, writer Robert Sharoff and photographer William Zbaren
will discuss Mies’s final commission, the IBM Building, as well as his
Chicago legacy. [more]
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.
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.
In the News
Check out highlights from the
Recent Past Survey
of Suburban Cook County. Photo: 2400 S. Home Ave., Berwyn.