February 2019 Newsletter

Highly Successful Preservation Chicago 2019 Chicago 7 Most Endangered Announcement and Presentation Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Preservation Chicago announcement and presentation of 2019 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” on February 27, 2019 was highly successful with a full capacity audience of...

2019 Chicago 7 Booklet and Poster

Prefer to read a printed version of the Preservation Chicago 2019 Chicago 7 Booklet? Our thank you for a donation of $35 or higher is a...

THREATENED: Jackson Park, South Shore Cultural Center & Midway Plaisance

Address: Bounded by Lake Michigan, 56th, Stony Island and 71st, Chicago Landscape Architects: Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux , F.L. Olmsted & Co., Olmsted, Olmsted...

THREATENED: Laramie State Bank of Chicago (a Designated Chicago Landmark)

Address: 5200 W. Chicago Avenue Architects: Meyer & Cook Date: 1929 Style: Art Deco Neighborhood: Austin OVERVIEW The Laramie State Bank Building is an architectural gem located at 5200 W....

THREATENED: Seven Continents Building / Rotunda Building

Address: O’Hare Airport, originally between Terminals 1 and 2 Architect: Gertrude Lempp Kerbis with Naess & Murphy, and C.F. Murphy Architects Date: 1963 (drawings 1961) Style: Jet Age Neighborhood:...

THREATENED: Loretto Academy / Institute of the Blessed Virgin

Address: 1447 E. 65th Street, 65th and Blackstone Avenue, Chicago (originally Jackson Park Terrace and Washington Avenue) Architect: William P. Doerr Date: 1905, with 1927 addition Style: Flemish...

THREATENED: Crawford Power Station

Address: 35th and Pulaski Architects: Graham, Anderson, Probst and White Date: 1926 Style: Industrial Gothic Neighborhood: Little Village / South Lawndale OVERVIEW The Crawford Power Station is fast approaching 100...

THREATENED: Justice D. Harry Hammer / Lu & Jorja Palmer Mansion

Address: 3654-3656 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (originally called Grand Boulevard, then South Park Way) Architects: William Wilson Clay, Wheelock & Clay Date: 1885 Style:...

THREATENED: Second Church of Christ, Scientist

Address: 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue Architects: Solon S. Beman Date: 1899-1901 Style: Classical Revival Neighborhood: Lincoln Park OVERVIEW Second Church of Christ, Scientist is a fine example of Chicago...

THREATENED: James R. Thompson Center / State of Illinois Building

Address: 100 W. Randolph Street Architects: C.F. Murphy, Murphy/Jahn, Helmut Jahn Date: 1985 Style: Post-Modern Neighborhood: Loop OVERVIEW This is the third time the James R. Thompson Center/State of Illinois...