March 2019 Newsletter

WIN: Superior Street Rowhouses Protected by Landmark District One Day Prior to Release of Demolition Permit!

On the final day before the expiration of the second 90-Day Demolition Delay hold, the Superior Street Rowhouses were saved from demolition by the...

THREATENED: Save Jackson Park Lawsuit Receives Financial Boost with Logan Foundation Grant

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

WIN: Jefferson Park Fire Station Reuse Evolves into Preservation- Sensitive Restoration

After the initial redevelopment proposal for the Jefferson Park Firehouse was presented in February 2018, there was significant concern. A little over a year...

THREATENED: Cook County Land Bank Chooses Proposal to Demolish Washington Park National Bank Building (Chicago 7 2016)

After a lengthy public process that generated three proposals for the Washington Park National Bank Building, the Cook County Land Bank Authority chose to...

THREATENED: Despite Strong Community Objections, City Council Votes to Award Crawford Demolition Plan a ~$20M Tax-Break (Chicago 7 2019)

Despite strong community protests, on March 1, 2019 the Chicago City Council voted to approve a 12-year, $19.7 million tax break for Hilco Development’s...

LOSS: Historic Apartment Building at 2932 W. North Avenue Demolished

The historic four-story building at North Avenue and Richmond across from Humboldt Park has been demolished. Located at 2932 W. North Avenue, this attractive...

WIN: Nuveen House Receives Preliminary Landmark Protection

The Nuveen House is a graceful, Queen Anne style house in the historic Old Irving Park community. Located at 3916 N. Tripp Avenue, it...

WIN: Claremont Cottage District Receives Preliminary Landmark Protection

The Preliminary Landmark designation of a collection of 19 Queen Anne style “worker’s cottages” built primarily in 1884 was approved on March 7, 2019...

THREATENED: Falling Bricks from St. James Temple/ / St. Nicholas Church in Roseland Create Emergency Demolition Risk

St. James Temple Church of God, originally known as St. Nicholas Catholic Church and more recently known as Cathedral of Faith M.B. Church is...

THREATENED: 1517 W. Barry Avenue Added to 90-Day Demolition Delay

1517 W. Barry Avenue was added to 90-Day Demolition Delay on March 3, 2019. The applicant is Platinum Homes Development and has requested a...