How long will the bricks be available to purchase?

To order in time to have your brick placed on the Plaza by the historic date of July 4, 2019, place your order by May 15. Bricks will continue to be sold throughout 2019.

How long until my brick is engraved? Can I see it?

The bricks are laser engraved in large batches. Due to the complexity of storing the bricks, we will not be able to show you your brick until it is installed.

Where will my brick be located?

Bricks will be located in a highly visible walkspace along the interpretive panels of the Bicentennial Plaza.

Where is the Bicentennial Plaza located?

Bicentennial Plaza is located in downtown Springfield, Illinois, immediately north of the Illinois REALTORS® headquarters at 522 South Fifth Street, connecting Jackson Street between Fifth and Sixth streets.

Who can use the REALTOR® trademark symbol on the brick?

Only members of the National Association of REALTORS® can choose the registered trademark symbol for their brick. Names will be checked with the NRDS membership database.

Will adding the trademark ® symbol count in the character count for my brick?

The REALTOR® trademark symbol will be added on the back end and will not affect character count. If you choose the "R" symbol your line will allow 14 characters versus 20 characters without the "R" symbol.

I made a mistake on my brick order. Can I make changes?

If you made a mistake or would like to add something, please contact the Bicentennial Plaza Legacy Campaign, 217-391-4840 or bicentennialbrick@ilreef.org.

Is your website secure?

Your credit card order is processed using secure SSL encryption. This prevents unauthorized access to your credit card data. We do not save your credit card number.

How will the proceeds from the sale of my brick be used?

Proceeds from the sale of the bricks will be used to help fund the Plaza's educational interpretive panels: "Abraham Lincoln's Vision for America, dedicated to the people who lived and worked here to advance that vision."

Is my brick purchase tax deductible?

The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A portion of your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor or the IRS to determine whether your contribution is deductible.

Can I place an order by mail or in person?

All orders will be placed online via this website. Questions? Contact the Bicentennial Plaza Legacy Campaign, 217-391-4840 or bicentennialbrick@ilreef.org.

What is REEF?

The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) is a not-for-profit organization established to aid and promote the work of real estate education throughout Illinois. The Foundation, established in 1970, is supported through the voluntary contributions of those who recognize the importance of furthering academic experience and training in the real estate industry in Illinois. Learn more about REEF at www.ilreef.org.
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