Rockford’s Chancery and Piety Hill properties have made the list of Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois.
The annual list is produced by the group Landmarks Illinois.
The group says the cluster of buildings are excellent examples of Beaux Arts and Renaissance Revival architecture from the 1920s.
Since 1995, Landmarks Illinois has asked preservationists, community leaders and concerned citizens throughout the state to nominate threatened or endangered historic properties for its annual list.
According to the group, "the purpose of the list is to focus attention on sites threatened by deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, or inappropriate development and to bolster local advocacy efforts and build support for each property’s eventual preservation. The Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list also draws attention to important policy issues that affect these properties and historic properties throughout the state."
James R. Thompson Center-Chicago
Sheffield National Register Historic District- Lincoln Park Neighborhood, Chicago
Washington Park National Bank-Chicago
St. Mary’s School-Galena
Millstadt Milling & Feed Company-Millstadt
Hill Motor Sales Building-Oak Park
Chancery & Piety Hill Properties-Rockford
Rock Island County Courthouse-Rock Island
Greek Housing at University Of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign