LECTURE: Preservation Pays

  • Glessner House Museum 1800 South Prairie Avenue Chicago, IL, 60616 United States

Historic preservation enhances communities and lifts the spirit, but it also rewards those committed to rehabbing historic buildings. Landmarking provides entree into Historic Tax Credits and Illinois' Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program. Economic incentives like these ensure a sensitive project and  long life for our treasured historic buildings.

Architectural historian Susan Benjamin will present a program featuring tax projects for buildings by Chicago's stellar architects--Charles Frost, David Adler, Edward Dart and numerous others. Several have received the coveted Driehaus Award. Susan has landmarked these properties and helped owners receive well-deserved tax incentives for their efforts.

Photo by Darris Lee Harris (Louis Ancel House, Glencoe, Edward Dart, architect)

$10 per person / $8 for members (with code)

This event is part of the Glessner House Museum 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2016! Join us for other 50th Anniversary programming:

SYMPOSIUM: Historic Preservation at 50

PRESERVATION SNAPSHOT: The Future of Historic House Museums

Glessner House at 50

Today, Glessner House is a nationally respected house museum, yet its past and future point not just to preservation but to reuse and innovation. Glessner House was saved not by starry-eyed nostalgics but by practical citizens who knew that every building must be self-sustaining. As it celebrates its 50th year, Glessner House is redefining itself within the changing mission of preservation in Chicago so that its vision, approach and vitality are relevant for a new century. Learn more about the 50th Anniversary and how you can help us realize our new vision.