February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Table of Contents IN MEMORIAM Richard H. Driehaus; Philanthropist and Preservationist CHICAGO 7 MOST ENDANGERED Chicago 7 2021 Announcement, February 24, 2021 Press and Media Coverage ...

Sold Out Preservation Chicago 2021 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” Presentation to Record Breaking Virtual Audience

The Preservation Chicago 2021 Chicago 7 Most Endangered presentation was pivoted to a virtual platform due to the pandemic. The beautiful photos and mixed-media...

THREATENED: The Chicago Lakefront A 2021 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Overview “Forever open, clear and free” aligns with the spirit of a core American ideal, and almost appears to reflect the words, expression and thoughts...

WATCH: The Video Overview of the Preservation Chicago 2021 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” (Length 3:48)

WATCH: The Video Overview of the Preservation Chicago 2021 "Chicago 7 Most Endangered" (Length 3:48)

THREATENED: Phyllis Wheatley Home A 2021 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Overview As the City of Chicago works across all levels to become a more equitable place, we need to honor and elevate African American sites...

THREATENED: Cornell Store & Flats A 2021 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Overview This year, the Cornell Store & Flats has been selected once more as a Chicago 7 Most Endangered after first being listed in 2017....

THREATENED: South Chicago Masonic Temple A 2021 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Overview Another grand Masonic Temple, designed by Clarence Hatzfeld, the architect of the now-demolished South Side Masonic Temple, could be headed toward demolition as well. Despite...

THREATENED: West Loop Industrial Lofts A 2021 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Overview In the late 19th and early 20th century, Chicago’s Loop central business district was surrounded by a ring of fine-quality industrial buildings. Often these...

THREATENED: Central Manufacturing District – Original East District A 2021 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Overview Last year, Preservation Chicago announced the selection of the Central Manufacturing District’s Pershing Road District as part of our Chicago 7 Most Endangered list....

THREATENED: Petition Opposes Amtrak’s Plan to Demolish Chicago Union Station Power House

The iconic Art Deco Chicago Union Station Power House is threatened with demolition. This streamlined architectural masterpiece was designed in 1931 by Graham, Anderson, Probst...