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[DEC. 8, 2004]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency wants to help you give the gift of history for the holidays.

Twelve historic places from the Prairie State's vast array of landmarks are highlighted in the 2005 Historic Illinois calendar, which is now on sale. The calendar, produced by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, features 12 full-color photographs of historic sites in Illinois, all taken by architectural photographer Nels Akerlund of Rockford. The 13-by-10-inch calendar is designed to provide space to record birthdays, appointments and upcoming events. The design rivals that found in bookstores for nearly twice the price.

The calendars are $7 each or just $5 each if you order five or more. You may order the calendars by sending a check or money order, payable to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, to Historic Illinois Calendar, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701-1507. For more information, call (217) 524-6045.

The calendar may be previewed at www.illinoishistory.gov/calendar.htm.

The 2005 Historic Illinois calendar contains the following photographs:

  • January -- Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, Cook County

  • February -- Elihu B. Washburne House, Galena, JoDaviess County

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  • March -- Ellwood Mansion, DeKalb, DeKalb County

  • April -- Stacy's Tavern, Glen Ellyn, DuPage County

  • May -- St. James Chapel at Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago, Cook County

  • June -- Gov. Richard Oglesby Mansion, Decatur, Macon County

  • July -- Whitman Trading Post in Macktown Historic District, near Rockton, Winnebago County

  • August -- Owen Lovejoy Homestead, Princeton, Bureau County

  • September -- John J. Glessner House, Chicago, Cook County

  • October -- Frances Willard House, Evanston, Cook County

  • November -- Fire Barn 5, Elgin, Kane County

  • December -- Vachel Lindsay Home, Springfield, Sangamon County

[Illinois Historic Preservation Agency news release]


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