June 2017 Newsletter

31. WIN: After Devastating Fire, Mulligan School Adaptive Reuse Complete

The Mulligan School Building designed by Charles Rudolph and built in 1890 has been adaptively reused as an apartment building by Svigos Development. Located...

A Bright Future for Century and Consumers Buildings Photo Credit GoogleMaps

UPDATE: After many years of uncertainly and vacancy, the historically-sensitive adaptive reuse of the Century and Consumers Buildings on South State Street is moving...

Historic Berwyn Ave Greystone Remains Endangered

UPDATE: After the revised plans for the redevelopment of 1436 W. Berwyn were released the Andersonville/Edgewater community responded with fierce opposition. 150 residents packed...

Obama Presidential Center Update

UPDATE: Additional community concerns are emerging after the release of new information regarding the Obama Presidential Center during three hastily convened public meetings. At...

Lathrop Homes Redevelopment to Begin

After years of advocacy, the Julia C. Lathrop Homes redevelopment will begin this summer with a combination of historic preservation and some limited new...

Chicago’s Early Skyscrapers Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Home Insurance Building designed by William LeBaron Jenney and built in 1885 at the corner of LaSalle and Adams was the world's first...

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...

After 90 years, St. John Berchmans Bell To Ring Again

Logan Square Preservation and the historic Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John Berchmans have announced a joint effort to restore the bell that was...

“Jewel Laundry” Building Redevelopment Proposed

The Sullivanesque white terra cotta Jewel Laundry Building, formerly the Maya Ramanoff Textiles and now the Ethiopian Community Center at 1730 W. Greenleaf Avenue...

New Hope for Long-Vacant Hyde Park Churches

In response to growing concern over the deteriorating condition of two former Hyde Park Christian Science Churches due to their long-term vacancy, Preservation Chicago...