July 2017 Newsletter

20. WIN: Old Cedar Hotel Reborn as Viceroy Chicago

After many years of preservation advocacy, the old Cedar Hotel reopened fall 2017 as an 18-story boutique hotel called the Viceroy Chicago. An anchor...

Lincoln Montana Building Ornament Enters New Chapter

After a multi-year preservation effort, the Lincoln-Montana Building at 2454 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago is coming down. This historic 1923 corner building is 'orange-rated'...

Why Save the South Shore Sanctuary? A Photo Essay by Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns

"Every inch of Chicago's lakefront has been shaped by human hands. Transforming a swampy scrub into terrain suitable for a major metropolis is no...

21. WIN: Historic Quincy ‘L’ Station On Track for Landmark Designation

With construction underway since April 2017, the historic CTA Quincy Loop ‘L’ Station at 220 South Wells is on its way to receiving official...

5. LOSS: Morgan Park 115th Street Metra Station Destroyed by Fire

On May 28, 2017, a fire caused major damage to the historic Morgan Park Metra Rock Island station. According to Rock Island Director of...

Fulton Market Grain Elevator to be Sold for Redevelopment

Archer Daniels Midland has announced plans to close the historic wheat plant and what is reported to be Chicago's last active grain elevator located...

Unity Temple Restoration Complete!

Just beyond Chicago's city limits, Unity Temple's $25 million, multi-year, comprehensive and painstaking restoration is now complete, we wish to recognize and celebrate this...

Sears Catalog Printing Building Adaptive Reuse Complete!

After over 40 years of vacancy following Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s move from of their catalog printing building at 3301 West Arthington and Spauling,...

Let’s Restore the UPTOWN THEATRE!

Preservation Chicago is supporting a new petition "Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Restore the Uptown!" PLEASE consider adding your name. The potential of the Uptown Theatre means...

Woodruff Arcade Petition

The last reported remaining arcade in Chicago is threatened with demolition and replacement with a 6-story building. Located at the corner of Broadway, Devon...