February 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

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Table of Contents

IN MEMORIAM

  • Richard H. Driehaus; Philanthropist and Preservationist

CHICAGO 7 MOST ENDANGERED

  • Chicago 7 2021 Announcement, February 24, 2021
  • Press and Media Coverage
  • Chicago 7 Video Overview
  • Recording of Full Preservation

THE CHICAGO 7 2021

  1. The Chicago Lakefront
  2. Phyllis Wheatley Home
  3. Cornell Store & Flats Chicago
  4. South Chicago Masonic Temple
  5. West Loop Industrial Lofts
  6. Central Manufacturing District – Original East District
  7. Roman Catholic Churches

ADVOCACY

  1. PETITION: Chicago Union Station Power House
  2. PETITION: Lake Street Schlitz Tied House/ La Luce
  3. WIN: Laramie State Bank
  4. PARTIAL LOSS: 3-Story Section of ADM Mill Building
  5. POTENTIAL WIN: Lu Palmer Mansion
  6. THREATENED: Burnham Designed Pavilion in Jackson Park
  7. WIN: St. Adalbert Church
  8. WIN: Sears on Lawrence
  9. THREATENED: 25 Catholic Parishes Organize to Protest Closures
  10. WIN: St. Boniface
  11. THREATENED: Fannie May Candy Home Listed for Sale
  12. THREATENED: Seminary Avenue Victorian Home Demo Delay
  13. WIN: Morton Salt Warehouse Entertainment Redevelopment
  14. THREATENED: O’Leary Mansion Listed for Sale
  15. LOSS: St. Stephenson Church Demolished
  16. THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay Watch List
  17. LOSS: Spotlight on Demolition (58 demolitions in February 2021)

PRESERVATION IN THE NEWS

  • PRINT: South Side Weekly: It’s Not About Obama; Obama Center CBA Organizers Remain Focused on Black South Siders’ Needs as Rents Climb.
  • PRINT: Chicago Reader: The Obama Center: Opening in 2025…But Protect Our Parks says more legal challenges are coming for the Jackson Park plan
  • PRINT: Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Saving classic churches sends a message: Old Chicago neighborhoods remain promised lands
  • PRINT: Chicago Crusader Investigative Report: “Important to Black history, they are unprotected and a new owner can demolish them anytime without any opposition”
  • RADIO: WBEZ Chicago: What’s That Building? The Streetcar Transformer Buildings
  • PRINT: Block Club Chicago: Bring Back the Blues Bus

FILM & BOOKS

  • Roseland’s South Michigan Avenue Commercial District: “The Avenue’s” Past, Present and Future
  • Preservation Chicago Virtual Tour of the Arlington Deming Historic District

SUPPORT PRESERVATION CHICAGO

  • Chicago 7 Posters and Swag
  • Please Support Preservation Chicago

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