Illinois Extension

Downtown Restoration Webinar Series

Downtown Restoration (Part 1 and 2) Properties and Projects
Co-hosted by Illinois Extension and Rural Partners
Tuesday, May 16 at 12 PM CT – Part 1
Tuesday, June 13 at 12 PM CT – Part 2
Presented by Quinn Adamowski, Regional Advocacy Manager, Landmarks Illinois
Communities are concerned with aging buildings in their downtowns. How can these historic resources be saved and safely restored? What opportunities are available and what are ways to overcome challenges? Join us for a two-part webinar series on historic properties and projects. On May 16, participants will learn about listing properties on the National Register, creating a National Register Historic District, what being on the National Register means for redevelopment and what restrictions exist and do not exist from designation. Then, on June 13, we return to find out about next steps after National Register listing, case examples of implementation, what successful projects look like, as well as what challenges to be ready for. The project-oriented session will include a discussion of financial aspects of the projects and how this process can be manageable for smaller communities.
About the presenter:
Quinn Adamowski 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.  Quinn received a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College with a double major in Democracy and Social Justice and History, a M.A.E from University of St. Francis, and a M.A.E from Olivet Nazarene University.    

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