WIN: City Commission on Chicago Landmarks Honors Chicago’s Best Preservation Projects of 2019

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks honored 10 distinctive projects from across the City of Chicago with the 2019 Preservation Excellence Awards. The winners of the landmark awards were chosen from dozens of projects reviewed by the Commission’s Permit Review Committee. Only properties that have been designated by the City Council as Chicago Landmarks or as part of a Landmark district were eligible.

Established in 1999, the awards recognize a wide range of efforts to preserve, restore and promote the City’s architectural heritage.

  • 2229 S. Michigan Ave. (Motor Row District)
  • 3647 S. State St. (Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District)
  • 1000 W. Randolph St. (Fulton-Randolph Market District)
  • Johnson Publishing Building, 820 S. Michigan Ave.
  • 2118 Evergreen Ave. (Wicker Park District)
  • 1305 E. 50th St. (Kenwood District)
  • 2900 W. Logan Blvd. (Logan Square Boulevards Extension District)
  • 835 W. Newport Ave. (Newport Avenue District)
  • Quincy Elevated Station, 220 S. Wells St.
  • 3301 W. Arthington St. (Sears, Roebuck & Company District)

3647 S. State St. The Chicago Bee Building, Z. Erol Smith, 3647 S. State Street, 1929. (Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District). Photo Credit: Eric Allix Rogers

1000 W. Randolph St. (Fulton-Randolph Market District). Photo Credit: Sterling Bay

Johnson Publishing Building, 820 S. Michigan Ave. Photo Credit: Ebony-Caro

2118 Evergreen Ave. (Wicker Park District). Photo Credit: Ryan and Laura Kraus

1305 E. 50th St. (Kenwood District). Photo Credit: Michael Hershenson

835 W. Newport Ave. (Newport Avenue District). Photo Credit: Longford Construction

Quincy Elevated Station, 220 S. Wells Street. Photo Credit: Preservation Chicago / Adam Natenshon

3301 W. Arthington St. (Sears, Roebuck & Company District). Photo Credit: Mercy Housing Lakefront

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