March 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

ADVOCACY
  1. WIN: Proposed House Museum Ban Ordinance Defeated
  2. WIN: Lake Street Schlitz Tied House / La Luce Saved
  3. THREATENED: Chicago Union Station Power House
  4. WIN: Chicago Tribune Editorial – Defending the Lakefront
  5. THREATENED: Thompson Center
  6. WIN: Morton Salt Complex
  7. WIN: Ramova Theatre
  8. THREATENED: Uptown Theatre
  9. WIN: Epiphany Center for the Arts
  10. POTENTIAL WIN: Roberts Temple National Historic Site
  11. POTENTIAL WIN: Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area
  12. WIN: The Forum
  13. POTENTIAL WIN: 71st Street Revitalization Effort
  14. THREATENED: 25 Catholic Parishes Organize to Protest Closures
  15. THREATENED: Burnham Designed Pavilion in Jackson Park
  16. WIN: Seminary Avenue Victorian House
  17. Buyer Wanted: Landmarked David Adler Townhouse
  18. Buyer Wanted: Landmarked Chalmers Place Townhouse
  19. IN MEMORIAM: Richard H. Driehaus; Philanthropist and Preservationist
  20. THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay Watch List
  21. LOSS: Spotlight on Demolition (86 demolitions in March 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 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 Salvation Army Building
  • RADIO: WBEZ Chicago: What’s That Building? The Crumbling Comfort Station In Jackson Park
  • WATCH: WTTW Chicago: Ask Geoffrey – Chicago’s Old Passenger Rail Stations
CHICAGO 7 MOST ENDANGERED
  • Chicago 7 Video Overview
  • Chicago 7 2021 Announcement, February 24, 2021
  • Press and Media Coverage
THE CHICAGO 7 2021 ARTICLES
  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
FILM & BOOKS
  • Recording of Full Chicago 7 2021 Presentation
  • 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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