Landmarks Illinois

Freeport Park District

A growing group of Freeport-area residents is working to save a historic building that’s slated for demolition.

The Oakdale Tabernacle is a century-old steel and wood community gathering place owned by the Freeport Park District. It’s also known as the Oakdale Auditorium and is located within the Oakdale Nature Preserve. Park District commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to tear it down.

Jenna Dooley

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.

Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois says 11 building in the state are in danger of being lost forever because there's no money to make capital improvements. Most of the sites are publicly owned, and local governments are facing the choice of their resources to rehabilitate these buildings or tearing them down.