State & Federal Resources
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) is located in Springfield and is the State Historic Preservation Office. The Agency operates over 60 historic sites and memorials from U.S. Grant's home in Galena to the Kincaid Mounds near Unionville covering more than 10,000 years of Illinois History. IHPA also administers the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The Agency administers all state and federal historic preservation and incentive programs in Illinois, including the National Register of Historic Places and reviews of federal historic tax credit applications. For more information visit the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency website.
Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. From the rubble of the 1971 demolition of Adler and Sullivan's masterpiece old Chicago Stock Exchange Building, Landmarks Illinois rose to become a 2500 member statewide organization.The organizatoin's early efforts focused on threatened iconic structures in Chicago, including the Old Stock Exchange (demolished 1972), the Marquette Building (saved 1975), and the Public Library and Astor Street District (both saved in 1976). Today the focus of Landmark Illinois is finding new, innovative, and cost-effective ways to help protect the great architectural heritage of Chicago and Illinois. For more information visit the Landmark Illinois website.
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. For more information visit the National Register of Historic Places website.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities. The National Trust for Historic Preservation was founded in 1949 by congressional charter to support preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods through a range of programs and activities, including the publication of Preservation magazine. For more information visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation website.
Association for Preservation Technology
The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a cross-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Membership in APT provides exceptional opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas. For more information visit the Association for Preservation Technology website.