Landmarks Illinois awards grants to preservation projects in Chicago, Effingham and Springfield

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CHICAGO, March 8, 2022

CHICAGO, March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Landmarks Illinois awarded $16,500 matching grant funds to four preservation projects across the state through its Preservation Heritage Fund and the Timuel D. Black Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago South Side Grant Programs. Grant recipients are located in Chicago, Effingham and Springfield.

Preservation, Inc. in Springfield received a $5,000 grant to help restore the historic Ursula Hall Music Conservancy (pictured). Courtesy Preservation, Inc.

Heritage Preservation Fund grant recipients
A total of $14,000 has been awarded to three preservation projects under the Heritage Preservation Fund grants program:

  • Immanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago: $5,000 to install a new boiler at the 1888 church on Chicago Close to West Side.

  • Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum, Effingham:$4,000 paint the exterior of the old Effingham County Courthouse, 1872 structure used today to display local historical artifacts.

  • Preservation, Inc., Springfield:$5,000 to help stabilize the Ursula Hall Music Conservancy, a 1908 building that the nonprofit plans to rehabilitate into a community center.

the Heritage Preservation Fund Grant Program grants funds to organizations Illinois lead historic preservation projects in significant structures at risk of demolition, requiring stabilization and/or reuse or structural assessment or those that need to be assessed for landmark eligibility.

Grant applications for this grant fund are accepted four times a year, and the next application deadline is April 15, 2022. Visit our website to learn more about each recipient of a Heritage Preservation Fund grant.

Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago South side Recipient
A grant was awarded through the Landmarks Illinois Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago South side:

  • Pullman Civic Organization, Chicago:$2,500 to help document the facades of historic residential buildings in the northern portions of the Pullman Historic District.

the Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago South side provides small planning and capital grants to support organizations and individuals working to preserve the history, culture and architecture of Chicago South Side, where the late Mr. Black, acclaimed civil rights leader, spent most of his life living and promoting African American history.

Grant applications for this grant fund are accepted four times a year, and the next application deadline is April 15, 2022. Visit our website to learn more about the latest grant recipient.

Learn More About Landmarks Illinois Grants
Grants awarded through Landmarks Illinois are awarded on a matching basis, requiring the recipient to raise funds equal to or greater than the amount of the grant from Landmarks Illinois. Landmarks Illinois grant funding is used to preserve historic and significant places in communities across the state. Often, these small grants help build community engagement around the preservation of a place and stimulate local fundraising efforts for the preservation project. Visit our website to learn more about our grant programs.

About Landmarks Illinois
We are people who save places for people. Landmarks Illinois is a membership-based non-profit organization serving the people of Illinois. We inspire and empower stakeholders to save places that matter to them by providing free advice, practical and financial resources, and access to strategic partnerships. For more information, visit www.landmarks.org.

Contact:
Kaitlyn McAvoy
Communications Manager
Landmarks Illinois
312-922-1742
[email protected]

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