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Managing Historic Restoration Projects

Downtown Restoration Series
Historic building
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Communities are concerned about aging buildings in their downtowns. How can these historic resources be saved and safely restored? What opportunities exist, and how to overcome the challenges?

This session is part two of a series on historic properties and projects. During this second part, participants will learn the next steps after creating the national registration district, examples of application cases, what successful projects look like, and what challenges to be prepared for. The project-oriented session will also include the project's funding options and financial aspects, as well as what funders value and how this process can be feasible for smaller communities. This webinar is free, but registration is required.

About the presenter:

Quinn Adamowski 
He is a leader, administrator, and organizer who is committed to enhancing the quality of life of communities through advocacy for historic preservation, the arts, and tourism. After serving as an at-risk education administrator, Quinn chose to pursue his passion for advocacy work. He is part of the team at Landmarks Illinois as the Regional Advocacy Manager, serving as the organization’s frontline preservation advocate throughout Illinois. Quinn serves on numerous boards and commissions within his community, including the local Historic Preservation Commission, Museum Board, and Arts Commission and he is a key leader in the ongoing effort to preserve and interpret the Old Joliet Prison as a site of conscience. 

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