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Recently Designated Chicago Landmarks

WIN: Final Landmark Recommendation for the Seth Warner House

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Seth Warner House, 1869, 631 N. Central Ave. Preliminary Chicago Landmark Designation Report. Image Credit: City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development "The oldest house in the Austin neighborhood is on its way to becoming an official Chicago landmark. The 152-year-old Seth Warner house located at 631 N. Central Ave....

WIN: Within Hours of Demolition in December 2020, Lake Street Schlitz Tied House Achieves Permanent Protection Through Chicago Landmark Designation

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"The former home of La Luce Italian restaurant, which was nearly torn down late last year, is officially a Chicago Landmark. "City Council on Wednesday formally designated the building a Chicago Landmark after community uproar last year when its owner sought to demolish the building. "Built in 1892 as a Schlitz...

WIN: Historic Chicago & North Western Railway Headquarters Building to Reopen as Dual Hotel

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"As Chicago's recovering hospitality industry bounces back, construction is nearly complete on a project to transform a historic former office building at 226 W. Jackson Boulevard into a pair of Hilton-affiliated hotels with a combined 350 guest rooms. "The 135-room Hilton Garden Inn Central Loop is on track to open...

WIN: Preservation Triple Play as City Council Votes to Landmark Muddy Waters, Halsted Willow Group, and Monastery of the Holy Cross

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"The former South Side home of blues legend Muddy Waters is now a city landmark. "Built in 1891, Waters and his family lived on the first floor of the home at 4339 S. Lake Park Ave. in Kenwood for nearly two decades, playing host to a bevy of music legends,...

WIN: Muddy Waters’ Kenwood Home Designated as a Chicago Landmark

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"The Chicago City Council landmarked the home of blues great Muddy Waters today, capping a months-long effort by preservationists and the musician’s family to gain official recognition of the historic house in North Kenwood. "Mississippi-born as McKinley Morganfield, who took the stage name Muddy Waters, he bought the red-brick two-flat...

WIN: Landmarks Commission Recommends Landmark Designation for The Monastery of the Holy Cross!

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"The Monastery of the Holy Cross is a significant early work of architect Hermann J. Gaul, a renowned ecclesial architect of the early 20th century. Recognized for its complex high-vaulted ceiling, the church was built in 1908-09 for the German-speaking "national parish" of the Immaculate Conception. The church is...

WBEZ: Blues Icon Muddy Waters’ South Side home earns landmark status

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"Blue legend Muddy Waters bought his first home on Chicago’s South Side in 1954 and turned it into a rehearsal space for fellow musicians like Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy and Howlin’ Wolf. Now, his family plans to convert the building at 4339 S. Lake Park Ave. into a museum...

WIN: Muddy Waters House Recommended to City Council for Landmark Status!

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"The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday granted final approval of landmark status for the South Side home where blues legend Muddy Waters lived and raised his family, the quest for designation now moving to the Chicago City Council for approval. "It was the final hurdle in the journey through...

WIN: Landmark Status for Group of Four Historic Buildings at Willow and Halsted Recommended to City Council!

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"The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on , landmark status for a cluster of four late 19th century buildings in Lincoln Park, including one that a developer once planned to tear down. "The three-story brick buildings at the intersection of Halsted and Willow streets represent an important architectural era in...

WIN: After Year of Advocacy, Seth Warner House To Become Designated Chicago Landmark

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"A house in the Austin neighborhood built by a Chicagoan who, prior to the Civil War, hosted anti-slavery meetings in his downtown performance hall is being nominated for landmark status by its longtime owners. "Jim Bowers and Cynthia Weaver, who have owned the Seth Warner house on Central Avenue since...