October 2018 Newsletter

THREATENED: Urgent Advocacy Efforts Are Underway to Save Superior Street Rowhouses from Looming Demolition including Downzoning Request from Alderman Reilly, “On-The-Ground” Neighborhood Organizing, and...

Unless immediate steps are taken, these three 1880’s-era rowhouses will be demolished shortly after the 90-Day Demolition Delay hold expires on December 12, 2018....

THREATENED: Jackson Park and Midway Plaisance Threatened. Obama Center Forced to Release Original U of C Alternate Proposals (Chicago 7 2017 and 2018)

A Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2017 and again in 2018, Preservation Chicago has consistently advocated for the protection of Jackson Park, a world-class...

THREATENED: Aon Building Facade Alterations Proposed

The Aon Building owners are proposing alterations to the topmost floors of the historic building located at 200 East Randolph Street while also adding...

THREATENED: Fulton Market Block Endangered

The historic integrity and character of the Fulton Market District gateway is threatened by an 18-story glass-and-steel office building proposed for the entire block...

THREATENED: Inappropriate Modifications Threaten Lawrence Avenue Sears Store (Chicago 7 2016)

Façade treatments proposed by developer will compromise the historic integrity of the shuttered Sears Store at 1900 W. Lawrence. A 2016 Preservation Chicago 7...

WIN: Hotel Julian’s Adaptive Reuse Successfully Mixes Old and New

The Atlantic Bank Building was built as a 12-story terra cotta office building and has been successfully converted to boutique hotel called Hotel Julian....

WIN: The Commercial National Bank Building at 125 S. Clark Street Sold After Comprehensive Renovation

The Commercial National Bank Building designed by D.H. Burnham and Company and located at 125 S. Clark Street has been comprehensively renovated by Chicago-based...

WIN: Marshall Field Lofts Ready to Lease

Leasing is underway for the residential adaptive reuse of the six concrete and red brick buildings of the 1.5 million square foot Marshall Field’s...

WIN: City of Chicago Landmarks Commission Honors Chicago’s Best Preservation Projects of 2018

City of Chicago Landmarks Commission Honors Chicago’s Best Preservation Projects of 2018 On October 23, 2018, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks honored 11 unique rehabilitation...

WIN: “Jet-Age” Chicago Skyway Canopy Restored

The Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge was built in 1958 to connect the Indiana Toll Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway. Its mid-century modern toll...