Cook County Hospital

Cook County Hosptial, located at 1825 W. Harrison, is one of the few buildings that had been named to the Chicago 7 list twice.  Preservation Chicago listed the building in both 2003 and 2004 in an effort to bring maximum awarness to the building’s plight.  Read the entire story of this important preservation success.

Update: Although the administration of former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger had approved a $108 Million plan to rehab old Cook County Hospital for administrative offices, the incoming administration of Toni Preckwinkle put all capital construction projects on hold shortly after it took office in December of 2010.  However, on April 21, 2011, it was reported that old Cook County would indded be rehabbed as part of a $683 million multi-year capital improvement campaign.

Download Original 2004 PDF