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People Saving Places

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.  [more
 

Apple River State Bank, Warren (Rehabilitation)

Apple River State Bank, Warren (Rehabilitation)

 

RFP Issued

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.  [more
 

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

 

A Bold Move

Wilmette and Evanston

 

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

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.

 

 

     

State Historic Tax Credit Introduced
Presidential Library Site
Legendary Landmarks
Home for Soldiers’ Widows Reuse Study

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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]

Last Is More: Mies, IBM and the Transformation of Chicago

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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