December 2017 Newsletter

2. LOSS: Demolition Permit Released for D.H. Burnham & Company’s Chicago Machinery Building

A demolition permit was released on November 21, 2017 for 1217 W. Washington Boulevard, the orange-rated Chicago Machinery Building designed by D.H. Burnham &...

WIN: 1. Historic Berwyn Avenue Greystone Saved through Community Organizing Advocacy!

The intense, sustained and widespread opposition to the planned demolition and redevelopment of the historic greystone at 1436 W. Berwyn Avenue yielded a victory....

2. WIN: Daniel O. Hill House/Serbian American Club Saved through Community Organizing Advocacy!

After nearly a year of diligent and unrelenting preservation advocacy efforts, the highly ornate Prairie Style historic 11,400 square foot Daniel O. Hill House/Serbian...

3. WIN: Old Main Chicago Post Office Landmarked!

After over twenty years of preservation advocacy since it was shuttered in 1996, the Old Main Post Office was awarded Preliminary Landmark Status at...

4. WIN: Successful Outcome for Lathrop Homes (Chicago 7 2007 and 2013)

After decades of preservation advocacy, the Julia C. Lathrop Homes redevelopment began on October 10, 2017. The final plan includes both historic preservation and...

5. WIN: A Bright Future for Century and Consumers Buildings (Chicago 7 2011 and 2013)

After many years of uncertainly and vacancy, the historically-sensitive adaptive reuse of the Century and Consumers Buildings on South State Street is moving forward....

6. WIN: Celebrations for Uptown Square Landmark District Approval

After a multi-year effort, preservation partners celebrated the final approval by City Council of the Uptown Square Landmark District in 2017. This district provides...

7. WIN: Church of the Epiphany to be Converted to Performing Arts Space

After many years of preservation advocacy and many false starts, plans are underway to adaptively reuse Romanesque Revival Church of the Epiphany as a...

8. WIN: Clarendon Park Community Center Renovation Announced (Chicago 7 2015)

The Clarendon Park Community Center will begin an extensive renovation. The infusion of $6.1 million for renovation for this important but long-neglected building has...

9. WIN: IIT Main Building Restoration and Renovation Underway (Chicago 7 2015)

After many years of uncertainty, the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Building’s preservation-sensitive adaptive reuse began in spring 2017. Built in 1893 for the...