September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Old Water Tower Celebrates 150-Year Anniversary "Officials on Saturday, September 14, 2019 marked the 150th anniversary of Chicago’s iconic Water Tower, which has stood more...

THREATENED: Loretto Academy Building to be Sold at Foreclosure Auction on October 28, 2019 (Chicago 7 2019)

After many years of vacancy and deferred maintenance, the former Loretto Academy/The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Building located at 1447 E. 65th Street...

THREATENED: CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS Buyer Needed for Union Station Power House Before Amtrak Proceeds with Demolition (Chicago 7 2017)

Historic Chicago Union Station Power House . AVAILABLE for adaptive reuse as data center, chilling plant or other use. Not formally listed for sale,...

THREATENED: American Taxi Service Building To Be Demolished By the University of Chicago for a… Vacant Lot

"Demolition of the University of Chicago-owned American Taxi Service building at 5608 S. Stony Island Ave is expected to begin this week and will...

WIN: After Multi-Year Effort to Prevent Demolition, Clarendon Park Field House Will Be Renovated! (Chicago 7 2015)

After many years of preservation advocacy efforts for the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse and Community Center, the final decision for the renovation and restoration of...

THREATENED: Demolition Set to Begin at ComEd Substation 626 E. 40th Street (Chicago 7 2018)

Unless ComEd decides to place a higher value on the history of the Bronzeville community and honor the historic Hermann von Holst-designed substation at...

THREATENED: Wrigley Lodge/Salvation Army River West Site for Sale

The Salvation Army is looking to sell its main downtown campus in the River West neighborhood, hoping to cash in on real estate investors'...

POTENTIAL WIN: Historic Apartment Building at 2616 N. Clark Street Could Become Boutique Hotel

"The new owner of the vintage apartment building next to the popular hot dog joint plans to convert the North Clark Street property into...

WIN: Newly Formed James R. Thompson Center Historical Society “Invites The Public In” (Chicago 7 2016, 2018 & 2019)

"A group of three — an architect, real estate reporter and an architectural historian — have launched the James R. Thompson Center Historical Society...

LOSS: Developer Demolishes Puerto Rican Community Center

"State Sen. Iris Martinez, who has been vocal in the fight to save La Casa Puertorriqueña, is livid the beloved Puerto Rican community center...