July 2019 Newsletter

July 2019 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Reserve your spot today for the Preservation Chicago 2019 "7 Most Endangered" Coach Tour Saturday, August 17 10 to 3Join us for Preservation Chicago's 2019 Chicago 7 Most...

UPDATE: Section 106 Report Confirms OPC would have “Adverse Effect” on Jackson Park (Chicago 7 2017, 2018, & 2019)

A Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2017, 2018 and again in 2019, Preservation Chicago has consistently advocated for the protection of Jackson Park, a...

CALL TO ACTION: Letter and email comments on Obama Presidential Center “Adverse Effect” due by August 30, 2019

The proposed Obama Presidential Center will have multiple adverse effects on historic Jackson Park in the Woodlawn and Hyde Park neighborhood. The federal review process...

WIN: Alderman Introduces Downzoning Ordinance to Protect St. Adalbert Church (Chi 7 2014, 2016 and 2019)

"After its parishioners spent years fighting to keep it open, St. Adalbert Church in Pilsen held its final mass on Sunday. Now, the fight...

THREATENED: Creative Design Competition reimagines long-vacant Guyon Hotel (Chicago 7 2013, 2014 & 2018)

"A plan to preserve and repurpose West Garfield Park’s 1927 Guyon Hotel building eluded preservationists and developers since it was abandoned in the 1990s....

THREATENED: Adaptive Reuse Options Offered for Lakeside Center at McCormick Place (Chicago 7 2016)

With little to no discussion, the Illinois State Senate approved an end-of-session bill that would allow the demolition of Lakeside Center at McCormick Place...

THREATENED: Czech Athletic Club Buildings Would be Protected by Pilsen Landmark District

"It’s fitting that the words 'Plzensky Sokol' etched into the stone facade of a vacant building in Pilsen are now covered up by a...

WIN: 3244-3250 W. Bryn Mawr Façade Will Be Incorporated into New Construction

The historic facade of 3244-3250 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue will be saved as part of the new proposed four-story building at the site. The...

THREATENED: Chicago Town and Tennis Club / Unity Church Threatened by Expansion of Misericordia Home, under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Chicago and...

The historic Chicago Town and Tennis Club/Unity Chicago, also known as Unity Church in Chicago and “Unity in Chicago” located at 1925 W. Thome...

LOSS: Roseland’s St. Nicholas Church/ St. James Temple Demolished

Originally known as St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, later known as St. James Temple Church of God, and more recently as Cathedral of Faith...