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Preservation Resources

RECENT PAST SURVEY

 

Significant Architectural Resources from Suburban Cook County

 

 
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Recent Past Survey — Suburban Cook County

 

This survey has been conducted annually by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Graduate Program in Historic Preservation since Fall 2006. It focused on architecturally significant non-residential buildings dating from 1935 to 1975—a period commonly referred to as the “recent past.” Approximately 4100 commercial, institutional, office, and religious structures have been identified in the more than 53 communities throughout north, northwestern, and western Cook County, Illinois. The survey did not include residential structures, due to time constraints and the fact that detailed residential surveys are more appropriately carried out by local governments.

 

 

The survey was not conducted in association with any local governments. Consequently, survey listings do not indicate local protection or recognition. The survey was initiated by Jim Peters, AICP, adjunct professor at SAIC and a former Landmarks Illinois staff member. Subsequent surveys have been supervised by other professionals (architects, planners, etc.) with survey experience.

 

The above “slide shows” are intended to provide a sampling of buildings that have been surveyed since Fall 2006. The slide shows are organized by three themes: 1) specific community, 2) type of building, and 3) building details, including materials, roofs, and interiors. Only non-residential buildings were covered in the survey, including commercial, institutional, office, and religious structures. The slide shows present a wide variety of building types and geographic distribution.

 
     
 

Funding

 

Initial financial assistance for the survey work came from the Kohler Intervention Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Landmarks Illinois has funded development and maintenance of this web site in association with SAIC. Additional funds for this effort were granted by the Jocarno Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bibliography

 

Press

 

  WBEZ 91.5 Radio, December 20, 2011

 

Alliance Review Article on Recent Past Survey

 

For information on significant structures in these communities built prior to 1935, please see http://gis.hpa.state.il.us/hargis/. This site summarizes a statewide architectural and historical survey that was conducted by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency during the 1970s.

 

 
     

 

 

 

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