2015 Main Street &
Historic Preservation Conference
June 23-25, 2015 - Carbondale, Illinois
Join us for inspiring speakers for four content-driven tours and over a
dozen sessions that will present best practices, planning tools, success
stories, and how-to’s for preservation-based economic development and community
preservation and revitalization.
Conference tour highlight: Giant City Lodge , Makanda
(credit: Jean Follett)
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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Wright’s Dana House and the
Preservation of Houses Created as Complete Works of Art
In his richly illustrated book Total
Design: Architecture and Interiors of Iconic Modern Houses, George H.
Marcus writes: “More than any other modern architect, Frank Lloyd Wright
created his houses as complete works of art.” In talking about his new book,
Professor Marcus will discuss how Wright realized his vision by unifying all
aspects of design at the Dana House in Springfield. [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.