Promontory Point Conservancy invites you to the
NATIONAL REGISTER PLAQUE
UNVEILING & DEDICATION
JUNE 16, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Join us at 12:30pm on the meadow of Promontory Point for a picnic and to meet fellow Point lovers. Don't forget your picnic basket and blanket!
The unveiling will happen at 2pm, come celebrate with us.
In case of rain, we'll meet on June 23rd at 2pm
Dear Friend of Promontory Point,
One year ago, Promontory Point Park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now we are raising money to dedicate a National Register plaque at the Point to acknowledge the Point’s significance.
Generations of South Siders have enjoyed the Point since it was built in the 1930s. This listing on the National Register honors the Point’s history, beauty and diversity; it helps preserve the Point for future generations. The Register listing highlights the Point’s limestone revetment that meets Lake Michigan, its Alfred Caldwell designed landscape, and its long history as an open and safe place for all to meet, mingle, swim, sit, stroll and play.
The commemorative brass plaque will mark the Point’s new national status and its historic value. Alderman Leslie Hairston, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Chicago Park District have worked with us to get the Register listing and to plan the plaque.
The Promontory Point Conservancy (formerly ‘Save The Point’) has begun raising the money to create, install and dedicate the National Register plaque. The costs of casting the plaque, moving a limestone block to the Point to hold the plaque, and mounting the plaque on the block add up to just under $10,000.
Fortunately, a local foundation is offering a $5,000 matching grant. Now we are asking interested individuals and families to help raise the remaining $5,000. We would like as many people as possible to be able to share in this project, so we especially appreciate lots of small donations.