April 2019 Newsletter

WIN: Clarendon Park Field House Saved! (Chicago 7 2015)

After many years of preservation advocacy efforts for the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse and Community Center, the final decision for the renovation and restoration of...

WIN: Developer Withdraws Demolition Permit Application for Superior Street Rowhouses, and 38 Additional Buildings Proposed for the Historic Landmark District

The developer has withdrawn the demolition permit application for the Superior Street Rowhouses. This removes the Superior Street Rowhouses from immediate demolition risk. A...

WIN: Terra Cotta Eagles return to Ettleson Building at Broadway and Sheridan

The distinctive terra cotta eagles that so clearly distinguished the orange-rated “Eagles Building” at Broadway and Sheridan have returned! The original building was demolished,...

THREATENED: Cook County Land Bank Chooses Proposal to Demolish Washington Park National Bank Building But Alderman Objects (Chicago 7 2016)

After a lengthy public process that generated three proposals for the Washington Park National Bank Building, the Cook County Land Bank Authority chose to...

THREATENED: Thompson Center Sale Approved by Governor Pritzker (Chicago 7 2016, 2018 & 2019)

On April 5, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill which lays out a two-year process to sell the Thompson Center. The State...

THREATENED: Fulton Market and Green Street Demolition and Redevelopment Plan Heading to City Council for Approval

The historic character of the Fulton Market District gateway is threatened by a 19-story office building proposed for the entire block bounded by Fulton,...

WIN: Trumbull School Exterior and Interior Elements Landmarked (Chicago 7 2013)

The former Lyman Trumbull Elementary School, now known as the Chicago Waldorf School, has become a Designated Chicago Landmark. Designed by renowned Prairie School...

LOSS: Beloved Heartland Café Demolished

After 43 years in business, a beloved Chicago legacy business has been closed and the iconic historic building that housed it has been demolished....

WIN: Al Capone’s House Sells for Renovation

After a few months and dozens of offers later, the Al Capone’s house located at 7244 S. Prairie Avenue sold for $226,000, more than...

1216 N. Damen Ave. – 90 – Day Demolition Delay

Address: 1216 N. Damen Ave. #100811105 Date Received: 03/26/2019 Ward: 1 Applicant: Pro Excavating, Inc. Owner: 1216 Damen LLC Permit Description: Demolition of a 2-story masonry building. Status: Released 06/24/2019 Photo Credit:...