September 2018 Newsletter

THREATENED: 42, 44 & 46 E. Superior Street Townhouses Added to Demolition Delay List

The three 1880’s-era rowhouses at 42 E. Superior Street (George A. Tripp House), 44 E. Superior Street and 46 E. Superior Street (Hennessey Houses)...

THREATENED: Redevelopment Proposals Due October 31 for Washington Park National Bank Building

The Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek developers to explore redevelopment proposals for the Washington Park...

POTENTIAL WIN: Avalon Regal Theater Recieves Boost From Kanye West

The Avalon Regal Theater is one of Chicago’s most extraordinary theaters with exuberant ornament on par with the Uptown Theatre, the Congress Theater, the...

THREATENED: Chicago Plan Commission Approves Demolition and Redevelopment for Crawford Plant Over Community Objections (Chicago 7 2014)

UPDATE: Despite strong community objections, the Chicago Plan Commission and Chicago Zoning Commission voted to approve the proposed demolition and redevelopment for Crawford plant....

WIN: Lathrop Homes Celebrates Grand Reopening (Chicago 7 2007 and 2013)

After decades of preservation advocacy, the Julia C. Lathrop Homes celebrated its grand reopening in September, 2018. The Chicago Housing Authority and the development...

WIN: Phoenix Rising…New Roof Installed at Shrine of Christ the King! Visit during Open House Chicago, Oct. 13 & 14

Come visit #SeeTheShrine with Preservation Chicago during Open House Chicago on October 13 and 14. After three years of being open to the elements, the...

POTENTIAL WIN??? Former Sears HQ in Homan Square Sold to Chicago Investors, including Allstate Headquarters Building (Chicago 7 2013)

The former Sears, Roebuck and Company Headquarters Building located at 3333 West Arthington Street in Homan Square has been sold to a development venture...

THREATENED: The Prairie Farmer Building/ WLS Studios at 1230 W. Washington Redevelopment Plan Announced

The three-story Prairie Farmer/ WLS Studios building at 1230 W. Washington Boulevard at Willard Court in the Fulton Market District is the target of...

LOSS: Temple Beth-El, 2122 W. Crystal Street Demolished!

Despite an 11th hour advocacy effort by Preservation Chicago, the historic former Temple Beth-El building at 2122 W. Crystal has been demolished. Preservation Chicago...