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Upcoming Events: March 2017
Legendary Landmarks Celebration
Wednesday, March 15
Just two weeks to go until Landmarks Illinois' biggest fundraising event of the year. Make your reservations today!  Individual and table reservations available. 
Snapshots Lecture: Original Beaut y Revealed 
Thursday, March 9

All Saints Episcopal Church, Chicago
Edward Torrez, President and Principal of Bauer Latoza Studio, will discu ss the exterior restoration of All Saints Episcopal Church, located in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood. Join us to hear how the true original beauty of this 1884 Chicago Landmark - believed to be Chicago's oldest frame church - was recently uncovered.  
Cosponsored by The Auditorium Theatre. 
Location:  The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University's Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Chicago
Time : 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Admission:  Free
Chicago Suburban Preservation Alliance Meeting
Saturday, March 11 

Join us for the next Chicago Suburban Preservation Alliance Meeting in Downers Grove. The day-long meeting is hosted by Landmarks Illinois  and the Village of Downers Grove. The meeting will include presentations on the latest historic preservation efforts in Downers Grove as well as financial incentives available for preservation projects like the federal historic tax credit. The day's  agenda also includes a tour of Avery Coonley School

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Avery Coonley School,1400 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL 

RSVP: Email Lisa DiChiera, Landmarks Illinois Director of Advocacy, at, by the end of the day Friday, March 3. Includes complimentary lunch. 

2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois List announcement 
Thursday, April 6
St. Adalbert in Chicago is listed on our 2016 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois List.  (credit: Martin Tangora)
Join Landmarks Illinois in Springfield to hear which sites we have included on our 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois List.

Each year, the list calls attention to historic sites threatened by demolition, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds or inappropriate development. 

Announcement location: Stratton BuildingCDB Board Room, 3rd Floor
401 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 
Time: 10 a.m. 

"People Saving Places" Video Project Screening Event
Friday, April 21

Kennedy King College student Monique Harvey shoots footage at The Lone Buffalo in Ottawa in February.

Landmarks Illinois is in the process of creating eight, short inspiring videos of people saving places throughout the state. We have partnered with Kennedy King College's Media Communications Department and student interns to create these videos. Throughout February and March, Landmarks Illinois and the students are traveling all over Illinois to capture footage for the videos. 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. 

Event details and tickets will be available soon!

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 

National Trust for Historic Preservation PastForward 2017 Conference 
November 14-17, 2017

This year, the Trust's annual conference is coming to Chicago! Landmarks Illinois is excited to be a presenting partner for the event that brings together a diverse audience of nearly 2,000 people in the "business of saving places," including p reservationists, architects, planners, developers, environmentalists, students and scholars. This year's conference will focus on the themes of reurbanism, technology and health. Conference headquarters will be located at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago.

Registration coming July 2017.

Learn more about the conference and sign up to receive event updates by clicking the link below. 
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 Please include any details you have about the monument, such as the dates of construction, condition and photos, if possible. 
Pictured left: The  St. Adalbert Polish-American WWI monument in Niles, IL. (credit: JSL Masonry Restoration)
FOR SALE:  Imperiled Buildings
Alton Amtrak Station
3400 College Ave., Alton

Alton Train Station
The Alton Station is a one-story, rectangular-shaped, brick structure train station, constructed by John C. Wuellner Construction Company of Alton in 1928. Current station owner Union Pacific Railroad is considering donating the station to a responsible not for profit 501 (C)(3) organization. 
For more information on imperiled buildings and easement properties for sale, visit our Real Estate page on our website 
People saving places.
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