January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Don't miss! Preservation Chicago's 2019 Chicago 7 Most Endangered Announcement and PresentationWednesday, February 27, 2019 at Noon Join us for the Preservation Chicago 2019 Chicago 7 Most...

THREATENED: Amicus Briefs Filed to Protect Jackson Park

A Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2017 and again in 2018, Preservation Chicago has consistently advocated for the protection of Jackson Park, a world-class...

THREATENED: Petition Drive to Oppose Holy Family Catholic Church Consolidation

On January 23, 2019, the Chicago Archdiocese announced the decision to consolidate Holy Family Catholic Church on July 1, 2019. The well-attended Sunday morning...

THREATENED: 16 W. Maple Threatened by New Construction

Preservation Chicago is actively working to save from demolition the highly ornamented rowhouse at 16 W. Maple through direct outreach to stakeholders and decision...

THREATENED: Historic Apartment Building Fronting Humboldt Park to Be Demolished

  The historic four-story building located at North Avenue and Richmond across from Humboldt Park has been issued a demolition permit. Located at 2932 W....

WIN: Logan Square Boys and Girls Club/ Former Temple Beth-El Will Be Adaptively Reused

A preservation-sensitive redevelopment plan is moving forward for the former Logan Square Boys and Girls Club/former Temple-Beth El Building. Located just west of Palmer...

WIN: Grace’s Furniture Building Hotel Conversion Approved By Zoning Committee

After sitting vacant for many years, the proposal to adaptively reuse the Grace’s Furniture Building located at 2618 N. Milwaukee Avenue as a boutique...

WIN: Von Humboldt School Adaptive Reuse Moving Forward (Chicago 7 2014)

Alexander von Humboldt Elementary School served as a community Chicago Public School for over 130 years before being closed in 2013, along with 48...

PARTIAL LOSS: Architect Bertrand Goldberg’s River City Interior Exposed Concrete Whitewashed

After an extensive two-year process, River City has been de-converted from a condominium complex to rental, reported as one of the largest conversions in...

PARTIAL LOSS: Oriental Theater Renamed!

UPDATE: The Oriental Theatre blade sign, which dates back to a restored 1926 version, is being changed to read the “NEDERLANDER” and the marquee...