Address:- Chicago Architecture Center
Gand Lecture Hall
111 E. Wacker Dr.
Date:- February 27, 2019
Time:- 12:00 Noon
Location:- Chicago Architecture Center, Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois.
Instructor:- Ward Miller
Highly Successful Preservation Chicago announcement and presentation of 2019 "Chicago 7 Most Endangered" on February 27, 2019.
Presentation was held at the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago.
Address:- 121 N LaSalle St, Chicago
Date:- February 1, 2019
Time:- 11:00 AM
Location:- City Hall, Room 201A
Instructor:- Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO),
Please attend and testify against the proposed for the estimated $19.6 million dollar tax break to redevelop the Crawford Coal Power plant. Hearing is scheduled for March 1st at 11 am in room 201A at City Hall.
The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) Preservation Chicago and the community oppose R2018-1394, a Class 6(b) tax incentive measure to allow the former Crawford Coal Power Plant to be torn down and the surrounding site to be redeveloped into a massive, million-square-foot warehousing and distribution center as part of a $100 million project by multi-billion-dollar corporation Hilco Global.
The Committee will meet Friday, March 1st at 11 am in room 201A at City Hall to reintroduce Hilco's bid for tax incentives in the committee. We are asking all partners to continue to support the Little Village community in their demands to Stop the Hilco Project and prevent any taxpayer dollars from contributing to additional environmental racism that this project represents by:
Although the first meeting was rescheduled and the second deferred, at the third meeting on Tues. Jan. 22nd, the Committee on Economic, Capital, and Technology Development heard R2018-1394, the proposal for the estimated $19.6 million dollar tax break to redevelop the Crawford Coal Power plant. It was held in committee by unanimous vote by members, delaying a decision on the measure based on calls, emails, and great testimony made by community members and supporters at the meeting, including Respiratory Health Association, Illinois Sierra Club, the Illinois Environmental Council, Preservation Chicago, and LVEJO. Click here to see additional coverage of the meeting by the Daily Line printed in Block Club Chicago.
Address:- 121 N. La Salle St., Room 201-A.
Date:- May 2, 2019
Time:- 12:45 pm
Location:- City Hall
Instructor:- Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Next City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks meeting is May 2 at 12:25 at City Hall, Room 201-A.
CCL generally meets at City Hall the first Thursday of every month to discuss landmark designations and proposed demolitions or alterations for previously-landmarked structures. The regular meeting is immediately followed by the permit review meeting.
These meetings are open to the public. Preservation Chicago encourages all Chicagoans who are able to attend and voice their support for the landmarks under consideration at each meeting!
Future 2019 meetings are scheduled for:
Address:- 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Date:- October 13, 2018
Time:- 10 to 5
Location:- 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Instructor:- The Shrine, 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Address:- 100 W Randolph Street, Chicago
Date:- September 25, 2018
Time:- 11 to 1
Location:- Thompson Center Plaza at Monument with Standing Beast
Instructor:- Thompson Center Plaza
Address:- Preservation Chicago
4410 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Date:- May 19, 2018
Time:- 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:- Departs from Preservation Chicago's office at 4410 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Instructor:- Ward Miller and Jacob Kaplan
Join Preservation Chicago for a tour conducted by Ward Miller (Executive Director of Preservation Chicago) and Jacob Kaplan (Forgotten Chicago) to learn about and see first hand the places the have been chosen as:
Preservation Chicago's "Chicago 7 Most Endangered of 2018"
An air conditioned coach bus will take you to:
Hear the history and importance of these buildings, parks and features in Chicago and why Preservation Chicago feels they are endangered and should be protected.
Tour departs promptly at 10am from 4410 N Ravenswood
Tickets cost $45 and include lunch. A lunch of salads and sandwiches will be served in the Founders Room at Union Station, and beverages are included throughout the tour.
Coach bus returns to 4410 N. Ravenswood by 3pm
Address:- Logan Square Auditorium
Date:- June 19, 2018
Time:- 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:- Logan Square Auditorium
Instructor:- Logan Square Auditorium
Join Preservation Chicago to celebrate the publication of “Logan Square: Images of America” co-written by Andrew Schneider of Logan Square Preservation, Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago, Jacob Kaplan of Forgotten Chicago and Preservation Chicago, and Dan Pogorzelski of Forgotten Chicago and the Northwest Chicago Historical Society, and with introduction by Prof. Edward Kantowicz.
Preservation Chicago helped to sponsor the book and support with historic photographs provided from The Art Institute of Chicago-Ryerson & Burnham Libraries and the Chicago History Museum.
“The community now called Logan Square began as a patchwork of farms, hay fields, subdivisions, and small towns in rural Jefferson Township. Subsumed into the rapidly expanding city of Chicago at the end of the 19th century, the elegant residences lining the boulevards would gain prominence as an ethnic gold coast.
Over time, a shifting kaleidoscope of peoples would call Logan Square home, including Yankee farmers, Scandinavian proprietors, German tradesmen, African American freedmen, Polish shopkeepers, Jewish merchants, Filipino laborers, and Cuban refugees — diversity further enriched with the many nations of the former Soviet Bloc, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean, that would later settle here. Like many other Chicago neighborhoods, change is the one constant, as the arts have brought a renaissance to this working-class corner of the city.
The photographs that appear in this book were compiled by the authors from a variety of private and institutional collections.”
Broad Shoulders Brass Band
The Broad Shoulders Brass Band is tight, fun horn band specializing in party music and general over-the-top fun. The Broad Shoulders Brass Band plays everything from traditional Dixieland to James Brown funky grooves, and anything in between. They have appeared with Dr. John, the Wild Magnolias, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Re-birth Brass Band, Nathan and the Zydaco Cha-Cha's, and Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies to name a few!
Address:- KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E. Hyde Park Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60615
Date:- October 15, 2017
Time:- Open House from 10:00 to 5:00
Location:- KAM Isaiah Israel
Instructor:- Preservation Chicago
Preservation Chicago will be at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park sponsoring a day of special programming on Sunday Oct. 15th starting at 10:00 am.
This is a free event and all are welcome. Everyone is invited everyone to stop by and say hello.
Special performances from Kenwood School of Ballet, Kalapriya Dance, and the Praise Dance Team from Chicago Embassy Church.
Performances beginning at 10:00 am, and repeat every hour on the hour.
Tours of historic building are available between performances.
Address:- S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street
Date:- October 19, 2017
Location:- S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street
Instructor:- Robert Sharoff, John Vinci, William Zbaren
IIT Architecture and the Mies van der Rohe Society honor John Vinci (ARCH ’60) and celebrate the new book by Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren: JOHN VINCI: LIFE AND LANDMARKS
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:30 in the afternoon
S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street, Chicago
PLEASE REPLY BY 9 OCTOBER. ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT SPACE IS STRICTLY LIMITED. RSVP TODAY
Upon graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in 1960, Vinci went on to win acclaim for his pioneering activism for the cause of historic preservation as well as for restoring such early Chicago landmarks as Sullivan’s Stock Exchange Trading Room and the Carson Pirie Scott Building, Wright’s Home Studio and the Robie House and Burnham & Root’s Monadnock Building. Vinci has also designed numerous important residential and institutional commissions such as the Arts Club of Chicago and the award-winning Davis House that fuse the rigor of his early education at IIT with the stylistic brio of the globally important First Chicago School of Architecture.
5:30 p.m.: Reception
6 p.m.: Remarks by Robert Sharoff, John Vinci, William Zbaren (and other participants)
7 p.m.: Reception with Music by VanderCook College of Music.
Thanks to AIA Chicago, Alphawood Foundation, Architecture & Design Society, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Docomomo Chicago, The Driehaus Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Graham Foundation, Landmarks Illinois, Preservation Chicago, Society of Architectural Historians.
Free Parking is offered for this event. A permit must be displayed.
Address:- 2700 N. Pine Grove
Date:- September 26, 2017
Time:- 6 - 8 pm
Location:- Second Church of Christ Scientist
Instructor:- Ward Miller, Susan Benjamin & Eric Rogers
Please join us on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 as we celebrate 60 years of community involvement in Lincoln Park, Chicago.
To help commemorate this special occasion, we are hosting a tandem presentation by Susan Benjamin and Ward Miller, during our Annual Meeting, showcasing the wonderful and rich architecture within our Communities limits.
Susan, an Architectural Historian, will present the history & architecture of Lakeview Avenue and Roslyn Historic Homes.
Ward, of Preservation Chicago, will present the Deming Historic District, & Second Christ Church Scientist.
Together they will discuss the Adler Lakeview homes, review the landmark process and the how our neighborhood benefits from our rich architectural history.
In addition, we have a special guests from Open House Chicago- Eric Rogers, who will be presenting a teaser to their October 14-15th event!
Schedule of Events
6 Doors Open
6-6:30p Lite refreshements
6:30- 7:30p Presentation wth Q & A
7:30p Association update & Election of Officers
** Free Park West tote bags with local discounts, prizes and community information to the first 200 people. **
For more information or questions regarding the event, please contact us at:
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SUSAN S. BENJAMIN is an architectural historian with a career that spans over 30 years in a broad variety of preservation activities. Benjamin practices as Benjamin Historic Certifications, LLC. She and her associates have written more National Register nominations than any other firm in Illinois. They have completed numerous local landmark nominations for homes designed in a variety of architectural styles throughout the Chicago area. Benjamin also obtains property tax assessment freezes for homeowners throughout the metropolitan area.
WARD MILLER is Executive Director at Preservation Chicago, a local non-profit that aims to protect architecturally significant structures and neighborhoods across the city, and is a founding board member of the group. In 2003, he became executive director of the Richard Nickel Committee, which curated architectural photos taken by Nickel. Miller comes from a background of architectural focus. He began his career with Vinci-Hamp Architects, Inc. and worked as a designer, architect, and project manager for 20 years. Miller even co-authored a book with architect John Vinci, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan in 2010, an award-winning book that Nickel and his collaborators began years before.
Have questions about "Old Roots, New Branches" Celebrating 60 Years!? Contact Park West Community Association
Address:- Please come early at 9:30 to enjoy coffee and breakfast pastries. Luxury coach departs from Preservation Chicago at 4410 N. Ravenswood at 10am. Please try to arrive early.
Date:- June 3, 2017
Time:- 10 am to 3 pm
Location:- Departing from Preservation Chicago's Office at 4410 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Instructor:- Ward Miller & Jacob Kaplan
Please join Preservation Chicago for our 2017 "Chicago 7 Most Endangered Buildings" Coach Tour
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
10 am to 3 pm
$35 per person, which includes box lunch from
The Goddess and The Grocer.
Round trip from 4410 N. Ravenswood Ave.
This tour is not-to-be-missed for those interested in taking a closer look at the threatened buildings of the 2017 Chicago 7 and being immersed in their history.
The tour will be conducted by Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago and Jacob Kaplan of Forgotten Chicago, two leading experts on the history of Chicago and its architecture. The tour will visit the...
Learn why Preservation Chicago chose these "7" as our 2017 most endangered and what these spaces, places, and works of art mean to the City of Chicago.
Please come early at 9:30 to enjoy coffee and breakfast pastries.
At 10:00 am, a luxury coach will depart from Preservation Chicago at 4410 N. Ravenswood and will return to Preservation Chicago's office by 3:00 pm.
The Preservation Chicago office is steps from the CTA Montrose Red Line Station. Ample non-metered parking should be available along Ravenswood Ave.
A box lunch from Goddess and the Grocer will be served. Please choose during ticket purchase. Sandwiches served with chips and an assortment of cookies for desert. Water and soft drinks will be available.
1. Grilled Chicken Club: Grilled herbed chicken, applewood bacon, avocado, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes and Goddess aioli on ciabatta
2. California Dreaming: Roast turkey breast, swiss, avocado, arugula, beefsteak tomatoes and lemon aioli on sunflower wheat
3. Wicker Park (Vegetarian): Roasted tomatoes, roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, spinach and basil pesto on demi baguette
Address:- 4400 N. Ravenswood
Date:- June 29, 2017
Time:- 07:00 pm
Instructor:- Ward Miller
This introductory course will begin with an overview of the various regulations and funding mechanisms used to preserve historic buildings in Chicago. The second part of the session will familiarize participants with the broader umbrella under which preservation falls. This section will cover Chicago's governing structure, how zoning works and Landmark Review Process.
Address:- 1155 East 57th Street, Chicago IL
Date:- February 20, 2017
Time:- 5:30 p.m.
Location:- Quadrangle Club at the University of Chicago
Instructor:- Ward Miller