Tour, Events and Lectures

  • SOLD OUT – “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” Coach Tour, Sat., June 3rd

    Address:- Please come early at 9:30 to enjoy coffee and breakfast pastries. Luxury coach departs from Preservation Chicago at 4410 N. Ravenswood at 10am. Please try to arrive early.

    Date:- June 3, 2017

    Time:- 10 am to 3 pm

    Location:- Departing from Preservation Chicago's Office at 4410 N. Ravenswood Ave.

    Instructor:- Ward Miller & Jacob Kaplan

    "Chicago 7 Most Endangered" Coach Tour - SOLD OUT

    Please join Preservation Chicago for our 2017 "Chicago 7 Most Endangered Buildings" Coach Tour

    Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

    10 am to 3 pm

    $35 per person, which includes box lunch from
    The Goddess and The Grocer.

    Round trip from 4410 N. Ravenswood Ave.

    This tour is not-to-be-missed for those interested in taking a closer look at the threatened buildings of the 2017 Chicago 7 and being immersed in their history.

    The tour will be conducted by Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago and Jacob Kaplan of Forgotten Chicago, two leading experts on the history of Chicago and its architecture. The tour will visit the...

    • Madison Pulaski Commercial District
    • Chicago's 20th Century Public Sculptures throughout the Loop
    • Jackson Park and South Shore Cultural Center
    • Chicago Union Station Power House
    • Cornell Store & Flats
    • Altgeld Gardens
    • Water Intake Cribs (from the shore!)

    Learn why Preservation Chicago chose these "7" as our 2017 most endangered and what these spaces, places, and works of art mean to the City of Chicago.

    Please come early at 9:30 to enjoy coffee and breakfast pastries.

    At 10:00 am, a luxury coach will depart from Preservation Chicago at 4410 N. Ravenswood and will return to Preservation Chicago's office by 3:00 pm.

    The Preservation Chicago office is steps from the CTA Montrose Red Line Station. Ample non-metered parking should be available along Ravenswood Ave.

    A box lunch from Goddess and the Grocer will be served. Please choose during ticket purchase. Sandwiches served with chips and an assortment of cookies for desert. Water and soft drinks will be available.
    1. Grilled Chicken Club: Grilled herbed chicken, applewood bacon, avocado, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes and Goddess aioli on ciabatta
    2. California Dreaming: Roast turkey breast, swiss, avocado, arugula, beefsteak tomatoes and lemon aioli on sunflower wheat
    3. Wicker Park (Vegetarian): Roasted tomatoes, roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, spinach and basil pesto on demi baguette

  • City of Chicago Landmarks Commission Meeting

    Address:- 121 N. La Salle St., Room 201-A.

    Date:- July 6, 2017

    Time:- 12:45 pm

    Location:- City Hall

    Instructor:- NA

    Next City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks meeting is AUGUST 3rd 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. The regular meeting is immediately followed by the permit review meeting.

    These meetings are open to the public. Preservation Chicago encourages all Chicagoans who are able to attend and voice their support for the landmarks under consideration at each meeting!

    The meeting schedule as well as agendas for upcoming meetings and minutes for past meetings can be found here.

    Future 2017 meetings are scheduled for Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7.



    Address:- 4400 N. Ravenswood

    Date:- June 29, 2017

    Time:- 07:00 pm


    Instructor:- Ward Miller

     This introductory course will begin with an overview of the various regulations and funding mechanisms used to preserve historic buildings in Chicago. The second part of the session will familiarize participants with the broader umbrella under which preservation falls. This section will cover Chicago's governing structure, how zoning works and Landmark Review Process.

  • Ward Miller Featured Speaker at Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner

    Address:- 1155 East 57th Street, Chicago IL

    Date:- February 20, 2017

    Time:- 5:30 p.m.

    Location:- Quadrangle Club at the University of Chicago

    Instructor:- Ward Miller

    Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner
    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, 1155 East 57th Street. Tickets are $90.00 before February 20. The presentation is titled “Reflections on Hyde Park: Past, Present & Future.” All are welcome to attend.