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The Preservation and Conservation Association of Champaign County (PACA), established in 1981, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization created to foster and encourage the preservation and conservation of the natural and built environment of Champaign County and East Central Illinois.

As a not-for-profit group, PACA is membership-based and volunteer driven. Support is provided by membership dues, contributions, grants, and fund raising activities. Activities sponsored by PACA include house and walking tours, workshops and seminars, educational programs and bimonthly newsletters, an annual awards program and an annual grant program.

PACA also operates a popular architectural salvage warehouse located at 44 East Washington Street in Downtown Champaign. Warehouse hours are 10-4 Tuesday, 10-7 Wednesday, 10-4 Thursday and Friday, and 9-12 on Saturday. {learn more} 


Announcing PACA’s Preservation Month Photo Contest:

The Optioned Properties: Central High School, Champaign School District

This year for Preservation Month the Preservation and Conservation Association is sponsoring our first-ever photo contest highlighting ten properties optioned by the Champaign School District and slated for demolition. We hope to encourage thinking about preservation and creative alternatives to the expansion of Central High School without the demolition of these significant properties.

(click photo for details and entry form)