April 2018 Newsletter

WIN: Adler and Sullivan’s Jewelers Building at 19 S. Wabash to be converted to Boutique Hotel

The Adler & Sullivan designed Jewelers Building, originally known as the S.A. Maxwell Store, located at 19 S. Wabash, will be converted to a...

PARTIAL WIN: Village Theater Façade Incorporated Into New Development

The ornate two-story exterior facade of the Village Theater/Germania Theater will be saved and partially reconstructed as necessary. It’s located on the Gold Coast...

WIN: West Pullman Elementary School Landmarked Prior to Adaptive Reuse

The West Pullman Elementary School served as a Chicago Public School for over 120 years before being closed in 2013, along with 48 other...

WIN: City Approves Steep Fines to End “Demolition by Neglect”

The real estate markets in the Old Town and East Ukrainian Village Chicago Landmark Districts have gotten so desirable that developers are willing to...

LOSS: D.H. Burnham Building at 1217 W. Washington Demolished!

Despite a vigorous 11th hour preservation effort, the historic D.H. Burnham & Company-designed building at 1217 W. Washington Boulevard was demolished. After the expiration...

LOSS: Prairie School Industrial Building at 1401 W. Wabansia Demolished in the North Branch Industrial Corridor

The Prairie School industrial building located at 1401 W. Wabansia Street at Ada Street was sold on February 21, 2018. The demolition permit was...

LOSS: Preservation Chicago’s “Spotlight on Demolition” of 1870’s Lake View Home Draws Television News Coverage.

The outrage, sadness and grief felt by many Lake View neighbors by the sudden demolition of the 1870’s era Italianate cottage at 702 W....

THREATENED: Potential Insensitive Redevelopment of Jefferson Park Firehouse

After sitting vacant for five years, an adaptive reuse is planned for the Jefferson Park Firehouse. Located at 4835 N. Lipps Avenue at the...

THREATENED: Obama Presidential Center to go before Chicago Plan Commission on May 17 (Chicago 7 2017 & 2018)

Jackson Park has been a Preservation Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2017 and again in 2018. We are advocating the protection of this important...

THREATENED: Landmark Illinois Most Endangered List includes Three Chicago Buildings, including Thompson Center (Chicago 7 2016 & 2018), Second Christian Science Church, and The...

Landmarks Illinois released its annual most endangered building list for 2018. The list included three Chicago buildings including the James R. Thompson Center, the...