January 2018 Newsletter

LOSS: South Side Masonic Temple Demolished (Chicago 7 2007 and 2015)

The City of Chicago ordered the emergency demolition of the long vacant South Side Masonic Temple at 64th and Green Street in Englewood due...

WIN: Cook County Hospital to be Saved and Adaptively Reused (Chicago 7 2003 and 2004)

After 15 years of advocacy and vacancy, historic Cook County Hospital, located at 1825 W. Harrison Street, will be adaptively reused. Cook County Hospital...

URGENT THREAT: Slight Chance for 11th Hour Facade Save from Burnham Designed Chicago Machinery Building!

A demolition permit was issued on January 23, 2018 for 1217 W. Washington Boulevard, the orange-rated Chicago Machinery Building designed by D.H. Burnham &...

WIN: Chicago Tribune Building to Be Converted to Residential

The Chicago Tribune Tower, located at 435 N. Michigan Avenue, is being converted into 165 residential condos with lower floor retail. This highly visible...

THREATENED: Temptation Chocolates Building Risks Removal of Exterior Terra Cotta!

The Temptation Chocolates Building, at building 1929 S. Halsted Street, was added to the 90-Day Demolition Delay list on December 1, 2017, requesting “removal...

WIN: Olson Brothers Rug Factory/former Marshall Field’s Warehouse to be Converted to Mixed Uses

The six concrete and red brick buildings of the Marshall Field’s Warehouse complex located on 22 acres at Diversey Avenue and Pulaski Road is...

WIN: Former Chicago & North Western Railway Company Building Goes Residential

The residential conversion is underway for the 14-story City Colleges of Chicago Headquarter/ former Chicago & North Western Railway Company building located at 226...

Partial WIN: Morton Salt Building to be Demolished, but Historic Stainless Steel Panels to be be Reused.

The mid-century modern Morton Salt Building will be demolished. Designed by the highly respected architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White along with...

LOSS: Carbit Paints Building Demolished

The lovely historic red brick Carbit Paints building at 2942 W. North Avenue built around 1910, just east of Humboldt Boulevard and across from...

Partial WIN: 1920’s era Ukrainian Dairy/Leona’s Building Facade to Be Saved

The construction permit was issued for the Ukrainian Dairy site at 1938 W. Augusta Avenue. After over a year of advocacy and negotiations, the...