The new screen saver from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
displays local landmarks, buildings listed on the National Register
of Historic Places and buildings deemed eligible for the register.
Each picture was chosen by IHPA staff as part of a "best of"
photography series. A wide variety of properties, locations,
architectural styles and eras are represented in the collection.
The screen saver is free and can be downloaded at
www.illinoishistory.gov/ps. It has 58 images now and will be
updated occasionally with new pictures. All images are owned by the
Historic Preservation Agency.
Mike Jackson, head of the agency's Preservation Services
Division, said the project grew out of preparations for a new agency
website. "We started to think about ways to make it more visually
interesting," said Jackson. "With a new website and a great image
collection, the screen saver emerged as an easy way to combine the
two for a public benefit."
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The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency operates almost 60
historic sites and memorials covering more than 10,000 years of
Illinois history. It also operates the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum and helps recognize and preserve historic
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]