May 2017 Newsletter

Unveiled Obama Presidential Library Design in Jackson Park to be Located on Site of World’s Columbian Exposition Woman’s Building

On May 3rd before a packed meeting held at the South Shore Cultural Center, President Obama unveiled plans for the Obama Presidential Center. To...

Union Station Redevelopment Proposed

A massive $1 billion redevelopment proposal has been presented by Amtrak for Chicago Union Station. On May 25th, Mayor Emanuel and Amtrak CEO Wick...

Preservation Chicago 2017 Chicago 7 Coach Tour…SOLD OUT!

Preservation Chicago is thrilled by the interest and enthusiasm for the 2017 Chicago 7 Bus Tour Most Endangered". Even with the larger coach, the...

Rapid Response Advocacy Saves Historic Berwyn Ave Two-Flat!

The pending demolition of the elegant Greystone located at 1436 W. Berwyn has been avoided for now. This beautifully ornamented limestone building is nestled...

Aldermen Propose Demo Fee to Discourage Tear-Downs Near The 606/Bloomingdale Trail

The adaptive reuse of the decommissioned elevated Bloomingdale Trail rail line has been widely recognized and celebrated. However, its success has been noticed by...

“Beautiful 19th Century Homes on Borrowed Time”, a fascinating and troubling analysis by John Morris, ChicagoPatterns.com

From "Beautiful 19th Century Homes on Borrowed Time" by John Morris, ChicagoPatterns.com. "In Chicago, as it is nationwide, demand for housing is outstripping supply. Speculators...

Shrine in “People Saving Places” Video Series!

The 1920's Chicago Landmark Shrine of Christ the King in Woodlawn, which Preservation Chicago has twice led the effort to save from demolition, is...

Redevelopment of Former Children’s Memorial Hospital Site Breaks Ground

The redevelopment of the former Children's Memorial Hospital site officially broke ground in May, 2017. This $350 million redevelopment plan has been in planning...

Art Deco Lawson House YMCA to be Fully Renovated

The 23-story Art Deco Lawson House former YMCA Building at 30 W. Chicago Avenue will be fully overhauled into 400 affordable apartments. Completed in...

Lifetime Achievements of Charles G. Staples Honored by Mayor

The commitment and contributions of long-time Chicago preservation activist, Charles G. Staples, 87, were celebrated at the Chicago Cultural Center, a building he personally...