Sold Out Preservation Chicago 2021 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” Presentation to Record Breaking Virtual Audience

The Preservation Chicago 2021 Chicago 7 Most Endangered presentation was pivoted to a virtual platform due to the pandemic. The beautiful photos and mixed-media made the presentation the most polished to-date, but the attendance was truly remarkable. The maximum capacity of the virtual event was 1,000 registrations and it sold out. The presentation was viewed live by approximately 550. For those who missed the live event, the entire one hour presentation was recorded and has been posted on Preservation Chicago’s website and YouTube channel.

The 2021 Chicago 7 Most Endangered announcement and presentation was held at noon on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The event was held in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Center. In 2022, we hope to be able make the presentation in front of a live audience in a large venue with live virtual simulcast.

Since 2003, the “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” has sounded the alarm on imminently threatened Chicago historic buildings to mobilize the stakeholder support necessary to save them from demolition.

The Chicago 7 Most Endangered 2021 Reporting has been robust.

Phyllis Wheatley Club and Home among Chicago’s ‘7 Most Endangered Buildings’; The historic Phyllis Wheatley Club and Home in Bronzeville was an early 20th century settlement house established by suffragettes to aid African American women coming from the South during the Great Migration, Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times, 2/24/21

Chicago lakefront, Catholic churches top newest list of city’s most endangered historic buildings, John Keilman, Chicago Tribune, 2/24/21

hese are Chicago’s 7 most endangered places; Preservation Chicago’s annual list includes a Washington Park greystone that housed Black women during the Great Migration, and the lakefront, which faces “multiple threats,” Dennis Rodkin, 2/24/21

City’s 7 ‘Most Endangered Buildings’ Of 2021 Unveiled By Preservation ChicagoPreservationists revealed their annual list of the seven places and spaces in Chicago they fear may be lost to demolition, development and Mother Nature Wednesday, Maxwell Evans, Block Club Chicago, 2/24/21

Chicago’s Lakefront is Under Siege, Landing on Preservation Chicago’s ‘Most Endangered’ List, Patty Wetli, WTTW Chicago, 2/24/21

West Loop Industrial Buildings Make Preservation Chicago’s Most Endangered Buildings List; This year’s list includes the Old Archer Daniels Midland Wheat Mill and the Tyler & Hippach Glass Company building, also known as the Cassidy Tire Company building, Mauricio Peña, Block Club Chicago, 2/24/21

These historic places in Chicago could soon disappear: A preservation group has released its annual list of the most endangered places in the city, Dennis Rodkin and Amy Guth, Crain’s Chicago Business Daily Gist Podcast, 2/25/21

Preservation Chicago Renews Call To Turn Chicago Lakefront Into National Park, Calls For Protection For Catholic Churches And West Loop Industrial Buildings, CBS 2 Chicago, 2/24/21

Preservation Chicago’s list of the city’s most endangered historic buildings, Chicago Tribune Photo Tour, 2/24/21

Preservation Chicago’s Annual List of Chicago’s 7 Most Endangered Places, Epstein Global Blog, 2/25/21

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