March 2018 Newsletter

WIN: St. Boniface Adaptive Reuse Plan Receives Chicago City Council Approval

26 years after St. Boniface Church held its last mass, and after 16 long years of relentless preservation advocacy, and a last minute sale...

WIN: Stone Temple Baptist Church Receives Federal Grant

Stone Temple Baptist Church was the only building in Chicago to receive a highly competitive African American Civil Rights Grant from the Federal Government....

LOSS: Woodruff Arcade Demolished! (Chicago 7 2018)

The Woodruff Arcade has been demolished. Located at the corner of Broadway, Devon and Sheridan in Edgewater and Rogers Park, the 94-year old Woodruff...

LOSS: Belmont Flyover Demolition Underway

The Chicago Transit Authority began the demolition of a collection of buildings in Lake View in March 2018 to make way for the “controversial”...

THREATENED: 2nd Christian Science Church Declines Purchase Offer from Major Chicago Foundation to Fully Restore and Convert to Lincoln Park Community Cultural Arts Center

Fate of Historic Lincoln Park Church Building Remains Precarious by Peter Von Buol Originally published in Inside-Booster and Skyline Newspaper, April 4, 2018 (Reprinted...

WIN: Like a Phoenix Rising, Roof Truss Installation Begins at The Shrine

The rebuilding efforts for fire-damaged Shrine of Christ the King/St. Gelasius/St. Clara Church in Woodlawn reached an important milestone in March 2018 when the...

THREATENED: Thousands of Archeological Artifacts Discovered in Jackson Park at Proposed Obama Center Site (Chicago 7 2017 & 2018)

Jackson Park has been included as a Preservation Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2017 and again in 2018. We have been actively advocating for...

THREATENED: Washington Park Substation Added to 90-Day Demolition Delay List (Chicago 7 2018)

The enormous Crawford Station, the electrical-generating coal-fired power station that was considered an engineering wonder of the modern world after its completion in 1926,...

THREATENED: Washington Park Substation Added to 90-Day Demolition Delay List (Chicago 7 2018)

The Washington Park Substation, located at 6141 S. Prairie Avenue, is an outstanding example of the early electrical substations built across the Chicago in...

THREATENED: Washington Park National Bank Faces Uncertain Future (Chicago 7 2016)

The Washington Park National Bank Building was constructed in 1924 by architect Albert Schwartz. The building’s elegant Bedford Indiana limestone façade includes Corinthian pilasters,...