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Jackson Park tops Chicago preservationists’ most endangered sites of 2018

Wednesday February 28, 2018 | Jay Koziarz | Curbed Chicago

Every year the city’s leading nonprofit preservation group, Preservation Chicago, announces the “Chicago 7”—a list of seven significant buildings, parks, or public artworks considered to be the most endangered. This year saw the lineup grow by one as eight sites were deemed worthy of recognition. READ MORE

Preservation Chicago Releases Annual ‘Most Endangered Buildings’ List

Thursday March 1, 2018 | Jason Marck | Morning Shift WBEZ Chicago

Chicagoans take pride in the fact that their city is home to an abundance of iconic and historically important pieces of architecture in the world. The non-profit Preservation Chicago was created to be a voice for those buildings, and keep them from the wrecking ball by finding ways to restore and repurpose. Since 2003, Preservation Chicago has released an annual “Most Endangered” list to raise awareness, money, and ideas for pieces of our city that would otherwise be lost. The 2018 list was announced yesterday at noon, and Executive Director Ward Miller joins us to go through the list and why these places and spaces are worth saving. READ MORE

Preservation Chicago’s 2018 “Chicago 7” Most Endangered list released

Wednesday February 28, 2018 | Eric Allix Rogers | Chicago Patterns

At noon on Wednesday, February 28, Preservation Chicago released its annual Chicago 7 list of most endangered buildings. Each year for the past 15 years, the local historic preservation advocacy organization has used this list to draw the public’s attention to threatened elements of Chicago’s built environment. Whether they face specific and urgent threats, or longer-term and more diffuse ones, failing to preserve these places would erase important parts of Chicago’s history and harm the distinctive and celebrated built environment of the city. READ MORE

Preservation Chicago Monthly Newsletter

  • Jackson Park, Midway Plaisance, South Shore Cultural Center

    Chicago 7 2018 - We at Preservation Chicago welcome the Barack Obama Presidential Center to Chicago’s South Side. We would strongly support a proposal to construct the Center on private land to avoid impacting the Olmsted-designed Jackson Park. 

  • James R. Thompson Center / State of Illinois Building

    Chicago 7 2018 - Considered one of Chicago’s most controversial building projects of its era, the State of Illinois Building now known as the James R. Thompson Center, is one of Chicago’s most iconic late 20th century buildings and represented a radical departure from the design of conventional government office buildings of its time.

  • William Rainey Harper High School

    Chicago 7 2018 - Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Board of Education are moving forward with a plan to close four Englewood community area high schools, including William Rainey Harper High School, and replace them all with one single, $85 million state-of-the-art campus projected to open in 2019. 


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Preservation Chicago announces its 2018 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered Buildings List

February 28, 2018 | Ward Miller

"Preservation Chicago announces its annual "Chicago 7 Most Endangered Buildings List” for 2018 at noon, on February 28, 2018 in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Lecture Hall, located off the lobby of the Railway Exchange Building, 224 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Admission is free to all. No registration necessary.READ MORE


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


City of Chicago Landmarks Commission Meeting, March 8

March 8, 2018 | NA

The next Commission on Chicago Landmarks meeting is Thursday, MARCH 8 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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