May 2018 Newsletter

WIN: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Parish House Landmarked

After many years of preservation advocacy, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the adjoining parish house will be landmarked. The Parish House will be sold...

THREATENED: Jackson Park (Chicago 7 2017 & 2018) City Council Approves Obama Center Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Block Transfer of Public Park Land for...

Jackson Park has been a Preservation Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2017 and again in 2018. We are advocating the protection of this important...

Is Chicago Experiencing a Historic Preservation Crisis? By AJ LaTrace in Chicago Magazine

Is Chicago Experiencing a Historic Preservation Crisis? By AJ LaTrace Excerpts from Chicago Magazine Article published on May 16, 2018 Lots of buildings flagged by preservationists for...

THREATENED: Increase in Andersonville Tear-Downs Raises Neighborhood Concern

In 2017, the intense, sustained and widespread opposition to the planned demolition and redevelopment of the historic greystone at 1436 W. Berwyn Avenue yielded...

THREATENED: Ravenswood Manor Considers Chicago Landmark District to Prevent New Wave of Demolition

Ravenswood Manor has a “picture graceful, tree-lined streets; tidy 100-year-old single-family homes beautifully crafted from brick and stucco; blooming gardens; and a centrally located...

WIN: Old Cook County Hospital Redevelopment to Begin (Chicago 7 2003 & 2004)

After 15 years of advocacy by Preservation Chicago, Landmarks Illinois, and other preservation partners, the vacant and historic Old Cook County Hospital located at...

THREATENED: Preservation Chicago Nominates for Chicago Landmark Status the O’Hare Rotunda Building by Gertrude Kerbis and Historic Jackson Park Northwest Chicago Historical...

A few times per year, the City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks welcomes ideas and suggestions from the public for potential future landmark...

THREATENED: Temptation Chocolates Building Approaching End of Demolition Delay Hold

The Temptation Chocolates Building was added to the 90-Day Demolition Delay list on December 1, 2017 requesting “removal of existing terra cotta cladding and...

WIN: Boutique Hotel Proposed For Historic Grace’s Furniture Building in Logan Square

After sitting vacant for many years, there is a proposal for the Grace’s Furniture Building located at 2618 N. Milwaukee Avenue to be adaptively...

WIN: Hudson Motor Building To Be Adaptively Reused

There are plans to renovate the three-story terra cotta Hudson Motor Building, located at 2222 S. Michigan Avenue. Designed by notable Chicago architect Alfred...