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Statewide Endangered

Archive 1995-2012


In the seventeen years of Landmarks Illinois’ “Ten Most Endangered” program, 186 properties have been listed. Some of these structures or sites have been saved; others, unfortunately, have been destroyed. Still other properties remain threatened or a rehabilitation effort is pending. 


For individual property information please click the “more”, “flyer”, or "photo" text link. To cycle through several images continue clicking links — without closing the popup window. Additional information may be found in Updates or Current News.




Blair House, Lake Bluff – still threatened MORE

Bresee Tower, Danville – still threatened MORE

Bruch-Guertler House, Alton– still threatened MORE

Fox River Country Day School, Elgin– still threatened MORE

Freeport City Hall, Freeport  – still threatened MORE

Historic Neighborhood Schools, Statewide – still threatened  MORE

Hotel Guyon, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Marbold Farmstead, Greenview – still threatened MORE

Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows, Maywood – still threatened MORE

Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago – still threatened MORE



Belleville Turner Hall, Belleville– still threatened MORE

Bolivia Road Bridge, North Fork, Sangamon River – still threatened MORE

Iannelli Home and Studio, Park Ridge – saved MORE

New Regal Theater, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago– still threatened MORE

Sheriff’s Residence and Jail, Paxton  – still threatened MORE

Soper-Burr House, Bloomington – saved  MORE

Streator Catholic Churches, Streator – still threatened MORE

West End Settlement House, Rock Island – still threatened MORE

Will Rogers Theatre, Charleston – saved  MORE



Bass-Mollett House, Greenville – demolished MORE

Chanute Headquarters and Mess Hall, Rantoul – still threatened MORE

Illinois Main Street Program, Statewide – saved MORE

Manske-Niemann Farm, Litchfield – still threatened MORE

Massac Theater, Metropolis – still threatened MORE

North Pullman, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Red Cliff, Moline – still threatened MORE

St. Laurence Complex, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Uptown Theatre, Chicago – still threatened  MORE



Arcade Building, Riverside  –  saved MORE

Archer House, Marshall – saved MORE

Aurora Masonic Temple, Aurora – still threatened MORE

Chautauqua Auditorium, Shelbyville – still threatened MORE

Davenport, Rock Island and Northwestern Depot, Moline – still threatened MORE

Lewis Pharmacy Interior, Canton – saved MORE   

Michael Reese Hospital Campus, Chicago – majority demolished MORE

Porthole Barns of Greene County, Greene Co. – still threatened MORE

Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Shawneetown Bank, Old Shawneetown – still threatened MORE

Chicago Landmark Ordinance, Chicago – still threatened MORE


2008 Flyer.pdf

Adams Memorial Library, Wheaton – saved PHOTO

Assembly Hall, Urbana-Champaign – still threatened PHOTO

Burlingame House, Eden – still threatened PHOTO

Chicago Daily News Building, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

Germania Club and Theatre, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Gunners’ Mates School, North Chicago – demolished  PHOTO   

Michigan Avenue Streetwall, Chicago – temporarily saved PHOTO

The Mill, Lincoln – rehab underway PHOTO

Spoon River Bridge, Bernadotte – saved PHOTO

Ursuline Academy, Springfield – still threatened PHOTO

Wrigley Field, Chicago – rehab pending PHOTO


2007 Flyer.pdf

Barat College’s Sacred Heart Chapel, Lake Forest – demolished PHOTO MORE  

Broadwell Tavern, Pleasant Plains – saved PHOTO

Cedar Court, Park Ridge – 535 Cedar demolished PHOTO

Duncan Manor, Towanda – saved PHOTO

Germania Hall, Freeport – demolished PHOTO

Lakeshore Athletic Club, Chicago – saved PHOTO   

Lathrop Homes, Chicago – redevelopment underway PHOTO MORE

Longfellow Elementary School, Rock Island – saved PHOTO

Robinson Auditorium -Gymnasium, Robinson – demolished PHOTO

Viking Ship, Geneva – saved PHOTO


2006 Flyer.pdf

Campana Building, Batavia – still threatened PHOTO

Greene County Almshouse, Carrollton – still threatened PHOTO

Montgomery House, Glen Carbon – still threatened PHOTO

Mumford House -- UIUC , Urbana – rehabilitation pending PHOTO MORE

Pickford Theater Building, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Religious Structures of Douglas Blvds, Chicago – still threatened;
3450-58 and 3414-19 W. Douglas Blvd demolished

Rock Island Arsenal Reservoir & Bridge, Rock Island – partially demolished PHOTO

Spring Street Historic Corridor, Galena – still threatened PHOTO

Trail of Tears Encampment, Buncombe – still threatened PHOTO

Westinghouse High School, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Pilgrim Baptist Church, Chicago – fire ruins stabilized PHOTO


2005 Flyer.pdf

Gillett Memorial Arch, Elkhart – stabilized PHOTO

Jewelers Row District, Chicago – demolished; facades saved PHOTO

Lincoln Hall, Urbana – rehab underway PHOTO

Old Lincoln School, Rock Island – demolished PHOTO  

River Forest Women’s Club, River Forest – saved PHOTO

Tuscan Lodge, Carbondale – demolished PHOTO

Universalist Unitarian Church, Peoria – demolished PHOTO

Veterans Memorial Pool, Dixon – still threatened PHOTO

Westgate Street, Oak Park – 1145 Westgate and 1144-50 Westgate demolished

Zook Home and Studio, Hinsdale – saved PHOTO

Cook County Hospital, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO


2004 Flyer.pdf

Eldred House, Eldred – rehab underway PHOTO MORE

Fuller Home Dome, Carbondale – still threatened PHOTO MORE

Henneberry Farmstead, Oswego – partially demolished PHOTO

Northeast Evanston Historic District , Evanston – still threatened PHOTO

Palm Tavern, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Plainfield’s Early-Settlement Structures, Plainfield – still threatened PHOTO

Promontory Point/Monroe Harbor, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

St. Leo Catholic Church, Chicago – largely demolished PHOTO

Steel Plant Structures along the Calumet River, Chicago – partially demolished PHOTO

Judge Taylor House, Springfield – still threatened PHOTO

Cook County Hospital, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO


2003 Flyer.pdf

Alton City Hall, Alton – saved PHOTO

Cook County Hospital, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

Emmert “Spring” House, Mount Carroll – still threatened PHOTO

Des Plaines Methodist Camp Ground, Des Plaines – still threatened PHOTO

Hayes-Healy Gymnasium, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Hibbard “Cupola” House, Marengo – still threatened PHOTO

Illinois Central Railroad Depot, Mattoon – saved PHOTO

Kendall County Jail & Sheriff’s Residence, Yorkville – saved PHOTO

Metropolitan Church & Rectories, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Streator Township High School, Streator – partially demolished PHOTO

Farnsworth House, Plano – saved PHOTO


2002 Flyer.pdf

Big Rock Township Farms, Kane County – still threatened PHOTO

Eagle Hotel, Wilmington – still threatened PHOTO

Huntley House, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Illinois State Penitentiary, Joliet – still threatened PHOTO MORE  

Mallinckrodt Campus, Wilmette – saved PHOTO

Michigan Blvd. Garden Apartments, Chicago – redevelopment pending PHOTO

Middaugh Mansion, Clarendon Hills – demolished PHOTO

Moses King Brick and Tile Works, Colchester – still threatened PHOTO

Pinckneyville High School, Pinckneyville – renewed threat PHOTO

Prairie Dell Church, Watseka – saved PHOTO

Soldier Field, Chicago – addition constructed PHOTO


2001 Flyer.pdf

Baum and Temple buildings, Danville – demolished PHOTO

Burton-Peck-Couch buildings, Chicago – demolished; facades saved PHOTO

C.B. & Q. Depot, Aurora – still threatened PHOTO

Cook County Hospital, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

Goodman Theater, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Main Brothers Co. Office, Karnak – still threatened PHOTO

Manske-Niemann Farm, Litchfield – still threatened PHOTO

Marine Ways, Mound City – still threatened PHOTO

Uptown Theater, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

Warm Air Research Residence, Urbana – rehab pending PHOTO

Vanishing Urban Corners – still threatened PHOTO


2000 Flyer.pdf

Central School, Lincoln – demolished PHOTO

Congregational Church, Pittsfield – demolished PHOTO

Culver House, Decatur – rehab pending PHOTO

Denman Row Houses, Quincy – demolished PHOTO

DuPage Theater, Lombard – demolished PHOTO

Platt Luggage, Chicago – faηade relocated PHOTO

Spring Valley City Hall, Spring Valley – demolished PHOTO

Unity Temple, Oak Park – saved PHOTO MORE

Upland Kaskaskia Trace, southeast of St. Louis – still unrecognized PHOTO

Waltmire Bridge, Tremont – still threatened PHOTO


1999 Flyer.pdf

Cluster Round Barn, Morris – saved PHOTO

Harwood-Solon House, Champaign – saved PHOTO

Nelson Factory, Edwardsville – saved PHOTO

Pepsin Syrup Factory, Monticello – demolished PHOTO

Pullman Factory, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Richards Farm View, Galena – still threatened PHOTO

St. Boniface Church and School, Chicago – school demolished, church saved PHOTO

Sugar Loaf Mound Complex, Collinsville – saved

Teeple Barn, Elgin – collapsed PHOTO

Tree Studios Block, Chicago – saved PHOTO  PHOTO


1998 Flyer.pdf

Berwyn National Bank, Berwyn – rehab pending PHOTO

East St. Louis Mound Group, East St. Louis – still threatened

Henke-Buck Farmstead, Waterloo – still threatened PHOTO

McPike Mansion, Alton – still threatened PHOTO

Ohio River Business District, Cairo – majority demolished PHOTO

Schweikher House and Studio, Schaumburg – saved PHOTO

Springdale Cemetery, Peoria – cemetery saved; gatehouse demolished PHOTO

Telegraph Properties, Alton – demolished PHOTO

Wagner Farm, Glenview – saved PHOTO

Village of Hinsdale, Hinsdale – still threatened PHOTO


1997 Flyer.pdf

Ater-Jacques House, Urbana – demolished PHOTO

Cahokia Archeological Site, Madison – still threatened PHOTO

Ferguson Mansion, Springfield – demolished PHOTO

Glasner House, Glencoe – saved PHOTO

Hettler House, Chicago – temporarily saved PHOTO

Loop Elevated Stations, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

Marseilles Hydro Plant, Marseilles – saved PHOTO

National Guard Armory, Rock Island – demolished PHOTO

Old Post Office, Chicago – redevelopment pending PHOTO

Washington School, River Forest – demolished PHOTO


1996 Flyer.pdf

Chatterton’s Block, Springfield – saved PHOTO

CTA Green Line Stations, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Borden Milk Building, Elgin – demolished

Grand Village of Illinois, LaSalle County – saved

Medinah Temple, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Nachusa House, Dixon – saved PHOTO

Oak Park Downtown, Oak Park – still threatened PHOTO

Pending Landmarks, Chicago – 29 of 30 saved PHOTO

Uptown Theater, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

Walden/Bluff’s Edge Bridge, Lake Forest – saved PHOTO


1995 Flyer.pdf

Albany Mounds, Whiteside County – still threatened

DeKalb Post Office, DeKalb – demolished PHOTO

Eighth Regiment Armory, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Enoch Building, Carrollton – demolished PHOTO

Ft. Sheridan, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Forest – saved PHOTO

Grand Village of the Kickapoo, LeRoy – still threatened

Michigan Avenue Streetwall, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Musician’s Hall, Peoria – saved PHOTO

North Shore Station, Skokie – saved PHOTO

Pullman Market Hall, Chicago – stabilized PHOTO






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