Mercantile Exchange

When a demolition permit was issued for the Mercantile Exchange Building, formerly located at the corner of Franklin and Washington in the Loop, in February of 2002, Preservation Chicago went into action.   Although the building was demolished the following year, the effort to save it was not in vain because out of that battle came the Demolition Delay Ordinance.  Read the full success story.

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