June 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

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The restored and renovated Clinton Street entry to the Union Station food court, formerly the fire-damaged Fred Harvey Restaurant. After being walled up since the 1980s, windows were restored and a new entry created. Designed by architects Graham, Anderson Probst & White, Union Station was completed in 1925.
Table of Contents
PETITIONS
  • PARTIAL WIN: Over 20,000 Signatures for Thompson Center Petition
  • WIN: Momentum Growing for Establishing New Black House Museums
  • THREATENED: Lake View State Bank
ADVOCACY
  1. PARTIAL WIN: Thompson Center Vote for National Register Eligibility
  2. WIN: Thompson Center Rally
  3. WIN: Driehaus Museum Acquires Murphy Memorial Auditorium
  4. POTENTIAL WIN: Congress Theater
  5. THREATENED: Reebie Building Façade and TimeLine Theatre
  6. THREATENED: Southport Lanes
  7. WIN: Vautravers Building
  8. THREATENED: Promontory Point
  9. THREATENED: Jackson Park
  10. WIN: Morton Salt Complex
  11. WIN: Garfield Park Fieldhouse
  12. WIN: Carbide & Carbon Building Rooftop Bar
  13. THREATENED: Corpus Christi Catholic Church
  14. WIN: St. Hedwig Convent
  15. LOSS: St. Brendan Convent
  16. THREATENED: Cenacle Sisters Building
  17. THREATENED: Precedent for Reversing Landmark at Old Town Stable
  18. WIN: Wilson Men’s Hotel
  19. LOSS: New Construction Proposed at D.H. Burnham Building Site
  20. NEAR MISS: Bush Temple of Music Rooftop Fire
  21. WIN: Fannie May House
  22. WIN: Blair Mansion
  23. WIN: Kimbark Avenue Mansion
  24. PARTIAL WIN: Merrick-Culver House in Austin
  25. THREATENED: Chicago Sun-Times Letter: “I want to save a historic Chicago home. I’m up against developers who would rather raze it.”
  26. THREATENED: Loss of 2-, 3- & 4-Flats Threatens Housing Supply
  27. WIN: Eleanor Gorski to Lead Cook County Land Bank
  28. IN MEMORIAM: Richard H. Driehaus; Philanthropist and Preservationist
  29. THREATENED: Early Warning Signs
  30. THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay Watch List
  31. LOSS: Spotlight on Demolition (83 demolitions in June 2021)
PRESERVATION IN THE NEWS
  • WBEZ: Pursuit of Landmark Status For Thompson Center
  • 2021 Chicago Prize Competition: James R. Thompson Center
  • WTTW Chicago: Historic Hall in Chicago Cultural Center Restoration
  • WBEZ Chicago: What’s That Building? The Henry Gerber House
  • RADIO: Ward Miller interview on Thompson Center & Helmut Jahn
  • PRINT: It’s ‘Insane’ Chicago Isn’t The Sweet Home Of A Blues Museum
  • PRINT: Chicago Workers Cottage Initiative
  • PRINT: Institute for Housing Studies: Patterns of Lost 2 to 4 Unit Buildings in Chicago
  • PRINT: Place Economics: Missing Middle Housing: A Micro-Analysis
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
  • “Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now” at MCA
  • “Chicago: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960)” at Chicago Cultural Center
  • “Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin & The Art of War” Pritzker Military Museum
  • Society of Architectural Historians Book Sale – July 10, 2021
  • Promontory Point Conservancy Clean & Green – July 18, 2021
  • Hideout Trivia Night w/ Newberry & Chi History Museum – July 20, 2021
FILM
  • Starship Chicago: Thompson Center: A Film by Nathan Eddy
  • The Most Endangered Building in Chicago [Thompson Center]: A Video by Stewart Hicks
  • Roseland’s South Michigan Avenue Commercial District: “The Avenue’s” Past, Present and Future
  • Preservation Chicago Virtual Tour of the Arlington Deming Historic District
  • Video Overview of the Preservation Chicago 2021 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” (3:48)
  • Full Presentation of the Preservation Chicago 2021 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” (57 Minutes)
SUPPORT PRESERVATION CHICAGO
  • Chicago 7 Posters and Swag
  • Please Support Preservation Chicago

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