September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

On the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire which began on October 8, 1871... During the Great Chicago Fire, roughly 3.3 square miles of...

WIN: After Year of Advocacy, Seth Warner House To Become Designated Chicago Landmark

"A house in the Austin neighborhood built by a Chicagoan who, prior to the Civil War, hosted anti-slavery meetings in his downtown performance hall...

WIN: Preservation Chicago Formally Suggests Seven Significant Historic Places for Chicago Landmark Designation

"Proposals to list Altgeld Gardens, the Ramova Theatre and the Elijah Muhammad house on the National Register of Historic Places cleared a key committee...

LOSS: Bulldozers Clear 20 Acres of Jackson Park for OPC Construction, including the Woman’s Garden and 800 Old-Growth Trees, (Chicago 7 2017, 2018, 2019,...

"Months before the official groundbreaking of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC), residents and commuters were already noticing changes to the landscape near the lakefront. "Yet,...

OP-ED: A Jackson Park landmark was destroyed — is the South Shore Nature Area next? (Chicago 7 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021)

"Earlier this month, the Women’s Garden on the Midway at Jackson Park was destroyed to make room for the Obama Presidential Center. "For those of...

Crain’s Op-Ed: Flames That Still Flicker And Destroy

"Chicago in 1871 was a rather ramshackle affair, without a great deal of architectural distinction. While there was an immediate move to rebuild, there...

POTENTIAL WIN: INVEST South/West Generates Two Options for Pioneer Bank for Adaptive Reuse

"The city is asking residents of West Humboldt Park and the surrounding area to weigh in on a pair of competing development proposals for...

POTENTIAL WIN: Outpouring of Letters and Aldermanic Support Builds Momentum for Effort to Landmark Promontory Point

"Many thanks to all who wrote letters of support for the recommendation of Promontory Point for Chicago landmarking. We had a tremendous outpouring of...

POTENTIAL WIN: Outpouring of Letters and Aldermanic Support Builds Momentum for Effort to Landmark Promontory Point

"Many thanks to all who wrote letters of support for the recommendation of Promontory Point for Chicago landmarking. We had a tremendous outpouring of...

THREATENED: Mega-Development Endangers Archway Standard Oil Station, Stanley Tigerman Walgreens, North Federal Savings Bank Building, and Moody Bible Church Campus

" Developers have recruited architect David Adjaye to overhaul several properties in Old Town, including the site of the old Treasure Island Grocery Store. "Adjaye,...