From the Front Lines: Preservation Chicago in the News

Old Town Workers Cottage Saved From Wrecking Ball; Second Home Not So Lucky

Wednesday January 11, 2017 | Ted Cox | DNAinfo Chicago

OLD TOWN TRIANGLE — The Commission on Chicago Landmarks delivered a split decision on the proposed demolition of two Old Town residences. The commission denied a request to tear down a prototypical workers cottage at 1639 N. North Park Ave. But it did not offer the same protection to a quirky building with a curved facade at 1638 N. Sedgwick Ave. designed by architect Edward Marks. 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 announces its annual “Chicago 7 Most Endangered Buildings List

March 1, 2017 | Instructor: Ward Miller

"Preservation Chicago announces its annual "Chicago 7 Most Endangered Buildings List” for 2017 at noon, on March 01, 2017 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

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Ward Miller Featured Speaker at Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner

February 20, 2017 | Instructor: Ward Miller

Ward Miller is the Featured Speaker at the annual Hyde Park Historical Society, Saturday, February 25, 2017. This event is held at the Quadrangle Club at the University of Chicago. Tickets are $90.00 before February 20. The presentation is titled “Reflections on Hyde Park: Past, Present & Future.” All are welcome to attend.READ MORE

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City of Chicago Landmarks Commission Meeting

March 2, 2017 | Instructor:

The City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks 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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