“LandmarkLincolnPark.org” is a neighborhood initiative from a group of residents based near Lincoln Park West and Fullerton, which has launched a new website and is advocating to designate a new Lincoln Park Landmark District.
“The demolition threat is real for many of the stately residences along Lincoln Park West and Fullerton Parkway which form an elegant and welcoming backdrop to Chicago’s Lincoln Park and its most popular cultural and recreational amenities, such as Lincoln Park Zoo, the Conservatory, and North Pond.
These historic buildings, along with their neighbors along Belden and Commonwealth Avenues, are essential to Lincoln Park’s distinct feeling and sense of place. Built between 1907 and 1924 for some of Chicago’s most influential citizens and designed by several of Chicago’s most celebrated architects, this lovingly preserved district showcases the finest in the City’s residential design of the early 20th century. It is a treasure for its residents, for Chicago as a whole, and for everyone who visits Lincoln Park’s attractions.” Adapted from LandmarkLincolnPark.org.
To protect this district’s beauty and distinguished architectural history, and in addition to preserving the Lincoln Park streetscape and gateway to the community beyond, LandmarkLincolnPark.org requests the City of Chicago to grant this district Landmark status. Preservation Chicago fully supports this community-based effort and goal.
To lend your support, please sign the online petition.
To learn more about the proposed Lincoln Park West-Fullerton District Landmark District, you may download the pdf file here.