Preservation Chicago Newsletter
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) were added to the 90-Day Demolition Delay List on September 12, 2018. The George A. Tripp House at 42 E. Superior Street has been the long-time home to Sunny Side Up Brunch and Coffee Shop. Because of their orange-rated status in the CHRS, these buildings trigger a 90-Day Demolition Delay.
The Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek developers to explore redevelopment proposals for the Washington Park National Bank. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 31st, 2018, with a final decision deadline of December 13th, 2018. Under the leadership of executive director Rob Rose, the Cook County Land Bank Authority partnered with Metropolitan Planning Council to facilitate a three-part, community-led redevelopment process of the Washington Park National Bank Building to generate community input into how the building should be repurposed.
Located at 6300 S. Cottage Grove, the Washington Park National Bank Building was constructed in 1924 by architect Albert Schwartz. The building’s elegant Bedford Indiana limestone façade includes Corinthian pilasters, a projecting cornice, and decorative parapet, with the historic Washington Park National Bank name chiseled into the limestone entablature. Unfortunately, the Washington Park National Bank Building has no landmark protections against demolition.
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 Oriental Theater, and the Chicago Theater. The Avalon Regal Theater is the last of the great theaters on Chicago’s South Side. Despite being in remarkably good condition, the building has been tied up in building court and mostly dormant since 2010.
LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” 1106 W. 18th Street, Pilsen
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