ADVOCACYPetitions

OPEN PETITIONS

PETITION: Use the $52M of federal funds to RESTORE, NOT DEMOLISH the historic skyscrapers! Save the Century and Consumers Buildings! (Chicago 7 2011, 2013...

For nearly twenty years, the General Service Administration (GSA) has allowed the historic Century and Consumers Buildings on State Street in the heart of...

PETITION: Designate Chicago Vocational School (CVS) a Historic Landmark

"Chicago Vocational School is located at 2100 East 87th Street on Chicago’s south side in Avalon Park. The South Side is the largest of...

THREATENED: Save the Thompson Center Petition Generates Over 20,000 Signatures (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

“Governor Pritzker has the opportunity, after years of neglect by his predecessors, to lead through the sale of the Thompson Center by giving it...

PETITION: Designate the Central Park Theater as a Chicago Landmark (Chicago 7 2012)

"We urge the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to Landmark the Central Park Theater at 3535 W. Roosevelt Road in North Lawndale. "Chicago was once home...

THREATENED: Neighbors Launch Effort to “Landmark Epworth Church” Before Being Listed For Sale to Highest Bidder

"A historic Edgewater church that houses a vital men’s homeless shelter is up for sale, creating uncertainty about the future of both. "Epworth United Methodist...

THREATENED: Neighbors Launch Effort to “Landmark Epworth Church” Before Being Listed For Sale to Highest Bidder

"A historic Edgewater church that houses a vital men’s homeless shelter is up for sale, creating uncertainty about the future of both. "Epworth United Methodist...

PETITION: Landmark Epworth Church

"Supporters who want to prevent Epworth Church from any future potential of demolition, request that 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman and Commissioner Maurice Cox,...

THREATENED: Following Petition Drive with 31K Signatures, Amtrak Signals Willingness to Consider Adaptive Reuse of Union Station Power House (Chicago 7 2017 & 2020)

The iconic Art Deco Chicago Union Station Power House is threatened with demolition. This streamlined architectural masterpiece was designed in 1931 by Graham, Anderson, Probst...

THREATENED: Opposition to Amtrak’s Plan to Demolish Chicago Union Station Power House Generates over 31k Petition Signatures (Chicago 7 2017 & 2020)

The iconic Art Deco Chicago Union Station Power House is threatened with demolition. This streamlined architectural masterpiece was designed in 1931 by Graham, Anderson, Probst...

THREATENED: Petition Rallies Opposition to Amtrak’s Plan to Demolish Chicago Union Station Power House (Chicago 7 2017 & 2020)

The iconic Art Deco Chicago Union Station Power House is threatened with demolition. This streamlined architectural masterpiece was designed in 1931 by Graham, Anderson, Probst...

CLOSED PETITIONS

THREATENED: Despite Nearly 2,000 Petition Signatures to Save It, Demolition Looming for Lake View...

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"3179 N Clark St on the corner of Belmont and Clark in Lake View is currently threatened to be demolished. This historic bank building was originally the Lake View State Bank and later the...

WIN: Within Hours of Demolition in December 2020, Lake Street Schlitz Tied House Achieves...

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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...

LOSS: Lake View Bank/Belmont National Bank Demolished Despite 2,000+ Petition Signatures to Save It

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"Preservationists are trying to stop a developer from tearing down an old bank building in Lakeview to make way for a massive commercial project. "Crews began demolishing the Fifth-Third Bank building, 3179 N. Clark St.,...

WIN: Lake Street Schlitz Tied House Recommended to Chicago City Council for Final Landmark...

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UPDATE: Over the strong objections of the developer, the Lake Street Schlitz Tied House was recommended on June 3, 2021 for consideration for Final Landmark Designation by the Chicago City Council. The City Council has...

THREATENED: Neighbors Launch Petition to Oppose a New Two-Story Bank Building From Replacing the...

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"3179 N Clark St on the corner of Belmont and Clark in Lake View is currently threatened to be demolished. This historic bank building was originally the Lake View State Bank and later the...

WIN: Approximately 33k Petition Signatures and Round-the-Clock Advocacy Effort Defeats Proposed House Museum Ban...

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THANK YOU to the nearly 33 thousand individuals who signed the petition to reject the proposed House Museum Ban ordinance. This petition by Preservation Chicago, our media outreach campaign, and advocacy effort in partnership with community...