November 2017 Newsletter

Preservation Chicago Advocating for Lincoln Park Cultural Center at Second Church of Christ, Scientist

The Second Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue and Wrightwood Avenue, has been an architectural masterpiece in the Lincoln...

Preservation Chicago’s Suggestion to Landmark Emmett Till’s Home Covered Nationally

Preservation Chicago recently suggested Emmett Till’s Woodlawn Residence and the Emmett Louis Till Math and Science Academy as Chicago Landmarks in an effort to...

Landmark Laramie State Bank at Risk

The Laramie State Bank Building is an architectural gem located at 5200 W. Chicago Avenue in Austin. This exuberant art deco two-story building was...

Demolition Permit Released for D.H. Burnham & Company’s Chicago Machinery Building

A demolition permit was released on November 21, 2017 for 1217 W. Washington Boulevard, the orange-rated Chicago Machinery Building designed by D.H. Burnham &...

Sullivanesque “Jewel Laundry” Building Redevelopment Receives Alderman’s Support

The upzoning request for the “Jewel Laundry” Building located at 1730 W. Greenleaf Avenue received the support of 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore. Preservation...

Mid-Century Modern Morton Salt Headquarters Building to be Demolished

The mid-century modern Morton Salt Headquarters Building will be demolished to make way for a new office skyscraper. Designed by Shaw, Metz & Dolio,...

Emergency Demolition Order for Historic Bank Building

The long vacant Ashland Sixty-Third State Bank, located at 1536 W. 63rd Street, was issued an emergency demolition order by the City of Chicago...

Urgent Concern for Long-Vacant Hyde Park Church

In response to growing concern over the deteriorating condition of the Fifth Church of Christ Scientist/later known as Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, due to...

Bush Temple of Music Celebrates Project Completion

A celebration to recognize the completion of the restoration of the Bush Temple of Music was held on November 9, 2017. The six-story Chicago...

St. Angela Church Demolition Looms

After a six month delay, the St. Angela Church demolition has been rescheduled for December 18, 2017. Located in the Austin community at 1300...