The 2016 Chicago 7…plus 1!

Washington Park National Bank Postcard, Photo Credit Forgotten Chicago

Every year, Preservation Chicago announces its “Chicago’s 7” list of Most Endangered Buildings. The purpose of the Chicago 7 is to raise public awareness about the threats facing some of Chicago’s most at-risk architectural treasures, whether they are a single building like Helmut Jahn’s Thompson Center, an entire neighborhood, or a thematic category of buildings such as former Sears Stores across the city.

This year we have taken the extraordinary step of expanding our list to include 8 entries, in order to call attention to the exceptional threat to one of the city’s most magnificent Catholic churches, Pilsen’s St. Adalbert.

Press “Thompson Center, Old Chinatown Among Chicago’s Most ‘Endangered’ Buildings,” DNAInfo “Thompson Center tops list of most threatened Chicago buildings,” Chicago Tribune “Preservation Chicago Releases List of Most Endangered Buildings,” WTTW