May 2022 Newsletter

THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay List

The Demolition Delay Ordinance, adopted by City Council in 2003, establishes a hold of up to 90 days in the issuance of any demolition...

BUYER WANTED: Woodlawn Victorian at 6627 S. Woodlawn Avenue

A rare find in Woodlawn is now on the market! This Victorian masterpiece built in 1872 is a one of a kind. You'll be...

BUYER WANTED: Austin Foursquare at 5400 W. Washington Boulevard

This HUGE stately, oversized Austin foursquare-style home on Washington Boulevard is overflowing with vintage charm and is ready for its next chapter. Five bedrooms...

LOSS: Beloved Dinkel’s Sign Sold For $6k to Unknown Buyer

"The neon Dinkel’s sign that hung outside the century-old bakery, which closed for good last month, is being auctioned off. "The vertical neon sign was...

PARTIAL WIN: Preservation Chicago’s Viral Tweet Leads to Good Outcome for Vintage Orange Garden Neon Sign

"On their way to a Cubs game a few years ago, Chloé Mendel asked her partner, Billy Corgan, if he wanted anything as a...

Glessner House Presents A Walk Through Time House Walk June 12, 2022

This very special tour provides attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several landmarked homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District....

WGN Radio: Chicago’s historic Motor Row – A new book about a lesser known part of Chicago’s rich history

"This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with the authors of a new book called “Chicago’s Motor Row.” John Hogan and John Maxon discuss...

THREATENED: Despite Excessive Aldermanic Delays, Obsidian Collection Remains Committed to Palmer Mansion Restoration (Chicago 7 2019)

"A year after buying the Lu and Jorja Palmer mansion, the owner is still waiting to move forward with an ambitious renovation — and...