August 2019 Newsletter

August 2019 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Table of Contents ADVOCACY THREATENED: Jackson Park's Section 106 Comments WIN: Union Station's Fred Harvey Restaurant Reuse Plan WIN: Promontory Apartments Preliminary Landmark Designation THREATENED:...

UPDATE: Preservation Chicago Submits Section 106 Comments Regarding OPC’s “Adverse Effect” (Chicago 7 2017, 2018, & 2019)

A Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2017, 2018 and again in 2019, Preservation Chicago has consistently advocated for the protection of Jackson Park, a...

WIN: Union Station Fred Harvey Restaurant Reuse Plan (Chicago 7 2018)

“Amtrak’s ongoing redevelopment of Chicago’s Union Station is turning its attention toward building a new food hall and western entrance along Clinton Street. The...

WIN: Mies van der Rohe’s Promontory Apartments Designated as a Preliminary Landmark

“Designed by legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Hyde Park’s Promontory Apartments is on its way to becoming a protected site following Thursday’s...

THREATENED: Salvation Army River West Site for Sale

The Salvation Army is looking to sell its main downtown campus in the River West neighborhood, hoping to cash in on real estate investors'...

THREATENED: Moody Bible Institute Buildings For Sale

"In a rare offering of urban land that could be redeveloped with more than 5 million square feet of buildings, Moody Bible Institute is...

WIN: Patio Theater Restoration Plan Advances

"For more than a decade, Portage Park residents walked by the Patio Theater hoping to see it thrive again. It closed and reopened several...

WIN: Village Theater Historic Façade Reused

The ornate two-story exterior facade of the Village Theater/Germania Theater has been saved and reconstructed. A Designated Chicago Landmark since 2009, the façade of...

LOSS: Terra Cotta Facade at 1315 W. Loyola Avenue Demolished

The lovely terracotta building facade located at 1315 W. Loyola Avenue has been demolished. Initial renderings showed the one-story façade being saved, restored and incorporated...

“Actually all dead…it’s been dead for some years.”Alderman’s Comments Regarding South Shore Nature Sanctuary Cause Outrage

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) proclaims in the Sun-Times that the cherished South Shore Nature Sanctuary is “actually all dead...it’s been dead for some years.”...