Landmarks Illinois to visit Rock Island and Moline


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Posted Online: Aug. 30, 2013, 9:30 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com

ROCK ISLAND -- Preservation advocates are invited to meet with representatives from Landmarks Illinois on Wednesday.

Bonnie McDonald, president of Landmarks Illinois, and Frank Butterfield, from Landmarks' Springfield office, will meet with the public for aninformal discussion at 6:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4501 7th Ave., Rock Island.

Landmarks is the only statewide advocacy group in Illinois that pushes for preservation. The group annually issues the Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois.

While in the Quad-Cities, Ms. McDonald and Mr. Butterfield will meet with preservation commission and society members from Rock Island and Moline, as well as city staffers and developers to learn more about local projects and discuss preservation issues and needs.



















 



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