February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Table of Contents CHICAGO 7 Most Endangered 2020 CHICAGO 7: James R. Thompson Center/ State of Illinois Building CHICAGO 7: Jackson Park, South Shore Cultural...

Successful Preservation Chicago 2020 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” Presentation to Capacity Audience Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Preservation Chicago's announcement and presentation of the 2020 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” on February 26, 2020 was highly successful with a full capacity, standing...

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: Postmodern / Deconstructivist Neighborhood: Loop LINK TO FULL TEXT including overview, history, threat, recommendations and...

THREATENED: Jackson Park, South Shore Cultural Center Grounds & 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,...

THREATENED: Chicago Union Station Power House

Address: 301 W. Taylor Street Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White Date: 1932 Style: Art Moderne Neighborhood: South Loop LINK TO FULL TEXT including overview, history, threat, recommendations and...

THREATENED: Chicago Town & Tennis Club / Unity Church

Address: 1925 W. Thome Avenue, Chicago Architect: George W. Maher & Son, Phillip B. Maher Date: 1924-1925 Style: Tudor Revival Neighborhood: West Ridge LINK TO FULL TEXT...

THREATENED: Washington Park National Bank

Address: 6300 S. Cottage Grove Architects: Albert Schwartz Date: 1924 Style: Neoclassical Neighborhood: Woodlawn LINK TO FULL TEXT including overview, history, threat, recommendations and a gallery of photos OVERVIEW This...

THREATENED: Central Manufacturing District, Pershing Road

Address: Pershing Road between Ashland and Western Architects: Samuel Scott Joy and Abraham Epstein Date: 1917 to c.1952 Style: Industrial Gothic Neighborhood: McKinley Park / New City LINK...

THREATENED: Roseland Michigan Avenue Commercial District

Address: From 107th to 115th on S. Michigan Avenue Architects: Various Date: c.1887 to c.1930 Style: Chicago Commercial Vernacular Neighborhood: Roseland LINK TO FULL TEXT including overview, history, threat,...

THREATENED: After 150 Years, Standard Club to Close on May 1, 2020

"Founded in 1869, The Standard Club was long a who’s who of Chicago Jewish business leaders. Early members included Julius Rosenwald, a former Sears...