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

  • Historic Greystone at 1463 Berwyn Avenue Saved!

    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 likely victory.

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  • Preservation Outcome for Lathrop Homes

    After decades of advocacy, the Julia C. Lathrop Homes redevelopment broke ground on October 10, 2017. The final plan includes a combination of historic preservation and some limited new construction. The final plan has a significantly higher percentage of preservation than was initially proposed.

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  • Old Main Chicago Post Office Landmarked!

    After over twenty years of preservation advocacy since it was shuttered in 1996, the Old Main Post Office was awarded Preliminary Landmark Status at the October meeting of the Commission of Chicago Landmarks. Preservation Chicago testified strongly in support of awarding Preliminary Designation of Chicago Landmark status and its spectacular two-story lobby. Preliminary Landmark Status protects the 2.8 million-square-foot Art Moderne gem from future demolition or partial demolition.  

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Upcoming Events

Preservation Chicago Celebration at KAM Isaiah Israel, Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017 | Preservation Chicago

Preservation Chicago will be at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park sponsoring a day of programming on Sunday Oct. 15th from 10:00 am. This is a free event and all are welcome. Everyone is invited to stop by and say hello. Special performances from Kenwood School of Ballet, Kalapriya Dance, and the Praise Dance Team from Chicago Embassy Church. Performances beginning at 10:00 am, and repeat every hour on the hour. Tours of histREAD 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, Dec 7

December 7, 2017 | NA

The next Commission on Chicago Landmarks meeting is Thursday, DECEMBER 7th 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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