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The Landmark Conservancy, based in Downers Grove, is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving historic landmarks and educating the pubic on preservation issues. Our mission is to support the preservation of historically and architecturally significant buildings and educate the public about the importance of significant historic resources and their preservation.
Partner Category: Neighborhood or Community Development Organization
Exhibit : Saturday, November 14, 2009 to Friday, December 18, 2009
This exhibition, comprising materials from the DePaul Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the original 1909 Plan of Chicago, emphasizes the impact of Daniel Burnham and Ed Bennett's Plan on the suburbs of Chicago, including roads, waterways and forest preserves. [MORE]
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 7:30pm
This lively lecture by cartographer Dennis McClendon includes pictures of the Chicago that faced the planners a century ago, the grand visions they had for the city and what actually resulted from the Burnham Plan of Chicago.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 7:30pm
As part of the Landmark Conservancy's seventh annual Fr. Baar Architecture Lecture series, director Judith McBrien introduces her new documentary. The film explores the fascinating life and complex legacy of Daniel Hudson Burnham and how his vision to organize the chaos of 19th century America shaped the nation's towns and cities for generations.