From the Front Lines: Preservation Chicago in the News

Preservation Chicago Names City’s 7 Most Endangered Structures of 2017

Tuesday March 7, 2017 | Erica Gunderson | Chicago Tonight, WTTW

This year, Preservation Chicago’s annual list of endangered structures sounds the alarm on not just buildings, but also public art. The group is also concerned about the effect a prominent construction project will have on one of Chicago’s most beloved and historically significant parks. A live Q&A with Ward Miller, interspersed with information about this year’s list. And link to video from live broadcast. READ MORE

Preservation Chicago’s Ward Miller On The Balance Between Preservation And Development

Monday January 9, 2017 | Chuck Sudo | Bisnow Chicago

Development and preservation are constantly locked in a dance, with each party trying to lead. But the two can successfully coexist, as projects like 1K Fulton, Londonhouse and the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel have proven.

Miller said that Preservation Chicago encourages investment in historic and landmark buildings, as they can lay the foundation for building better neighborhoods in the future.

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A Chicago Landmark Reimagined: A William Le Baron Jenney-designed building lives on as a Kimpton Hotel

Wednesday November 16, 2016 | Katharine Keane | National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Magazine

The Great Recession of 2007 and 2008 complicated the economic growth and progress of cities around the country. But for Chicago’s New York Life Insurance Building, it may have been the Hail Mary needed to save the 1894 structure from destruction, once and for all.

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Preservation Chicago Monthly Newsletter

  • A New Hope for Historic Berwyn Ave Greystone

    UPDATE: The intense, sustained and widespread opposition to the planned demolition and redevelopment of the historic greystone at 1436 W. Berwyn Avenue has yielded a partial victory. The developer, Aiden Development, has agreed to list the building for sale for one month and with an asking price of $1,180,000. The sale of the building to a preservation oriented buyer would remove this building from jeopardy.

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  • Daniel O. Hill House Saved!

    UPDATE: After nearly a year of diligent and unrelenting preservation advocacy efforts, the highly ornate 1905 American Foursquare mansion in East Lake View has entered a Preliminary Determination process to become a protected Chicago Landmark following the successful vote at the Chicago Commission on Landmarks' August 3rd meeting and cannot be demolished during this designation process.  Designed for silk merchant Daniel O. Hill by architect Fredrick W. Perkins has served as the Serbian American Museum/St. Sava since 1952.

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  • Old Main Chicago Post Office to Replace Windows…all 2404 of them!

    After sitting vacant for more than two decades and surviving multiple fires and multiple code compliance issues, restoration work is well underway on the historic Art Moderne Old Main Post Office.  For over 25 years, the reuse of this historic building has been a top priority for the Chicago preservation community.  Multiple schemes had been presented over the years, many which included partial demolition of the portions of this massive building.

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PARK WEST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Celebrating 60 Years! “Old Roots, New Branches”

September 26, 2017 | Ward Miller, Susan Benjamin & Eric Rogers

Please join us on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 as we celebrate 60 years of community involvement in Lincoln Park, Chicago. To help commemorate this special occasion, we are hosting a tandem presentation by Susan Benjamin and Ward Miller, during our Annual Meeting, showcasing the wonderful and rich architecture within our Communities limits.READ MORE

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John Vinci: Life & Landmarks

October 19, 2017 | Robert Sharoff, John Vinci, William Zbaren

John Vinci: Life & Landmarks IIT Architecture  and the Mies van der Rohe Society honor John Vinci and celebrate the new book by Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren: JOHN VINCI: LIFE AND LANDMARKS Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:30 in the afternoon S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street, Chicago.READ MORE

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City of Chicago Landmarks Commission Meeting

October 5, 2017 | NA

The next Commission on Chicago Landmarks meeting is OCTOBER 5th at 12:25 at City Hall, Room 201-A. CCL generally meets at City Hall the first Thursday of every month to discuss landmark designations and proposed demolitions or alterations for previously-landmarked structures. These meetings are open to the public. Preservation Chicago encourages ALL Chicagoans to attend!READ MORE

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