May 2020 Newsletter

May 2020 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Table of Contents ADVOCACY Chicago 7 Overview and Full Videos THREATENED: Chicago Town and Tennis Club / Unity Church WIN:Superior Street Rowhouse District THREATENED: Chicago...

WATCH: “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” Overview and Full Presentation

2020 'Chicago 7 Most Endangered' Video Unabridged Recording (55:28) presented to live capacity audience at the Preservation Chicago 2020 'Chicago 7 Most Endangered' announcement,...

WIN: Once a Lost Cause Preservation Effort, Superior Street Rowhouses Now Part of Near North Side Chicago Landmark District

After years of advocacy, the Near North Side Multiple Property District has been approved by the Chicago City Council. The Superior Street Rowhouses were saved...

THREATENED: Preservation Chicago Raising Funds To Move Chicago Town and Tennis 250 Feet Out of Harms Way (Chicago 7 2020)

Link to petition to Save Chicago Town and Tennis Club / Unity Church Preservation Chicago has been working with urgency to find a win-win solution for...

WIN: Clarendon Park Community Center Renovation Receives City Council Approval (Chicago 7 2015)

"A $13 million renovation of the historic Clarendon Park Community Center in Uptown is moving forward after the City Council voted to fund the...

WIN: Despite Vandalism, Old Fashioned Donuts Will Be Stronger Than Before Thanks to Successful GoFundMe Campaign

"Over the past 47 years, Old Fashioned Donuts in Roseland has become a staple of the Roseland/Pullman community. But as riots ensued in different...

THREATENED: Preservation Chicago Calls for Adaptive Reuse of Turbine Hall Facade and Enforcement of Demolition Halt of Crawford Station (Chicago 7 2014 & 2019)

Little Village residents and Chicagoans were horrified when the Little Village neighborhood was engulfed in a cloud of demolition dust for approximately 30 minutes...

WIN: Chicago Tribune Editorial – “Cook County Hospital is a Stunning Trauma Survivor” (Chicago 7 2003 and 2004)

"For most of a century starting in 1916, the massive Cook County Hospital opened its healing hallways to wave upon wave of new and...

THREATENED: Pilsen Landmark District In Jeopardy (Chicago 7 2006) In Support: A Chicago Sun-Times Editorial

IN SUPPORT: Pilsen’s architectural heritage can be protected without pushing out the working class. Needed: a landmark district that protects Pilsen’s architecture, but provides...

THREATENED: Pilsen Landmark District In Jeopardy (Chicago 7 2006) In Opposition: A Letter to the Editor from the Alderman

IN OPPOSITION: Sun-Times’ editorial defending landmark district plan for Pilsen is ‘pie in the sky’; The city simply cannot afford what it would take...