Preservation Chicago Newsletter
- Thursday, October 17 at Noon – Inaugural tour
- Thursday, October 24 at Noon – Partnering with Docomomo
- Thursday, October 31 at Noon – Bring your favorite ’80s outfit or costume
4403 S. Oakenwald from circa 1880 is located in the North Kenwood Historic District. The building’s condition is approaching unsalvageable. So we are promoting this building in hopes of finding a buyer to step forward and prevent an emergency demolition. This building would qualify for permit fee waivers and a property tax assessment freeze. (Thanks to dristeen @53viroqua for alerting us via Twitter)
- 25th Ward Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez
- Department of Housing representative (not yet confirmed)
- Peter Holsten, Holsten Development
- Win Curran, Associate Professor at DePaul University who studies affordable housing and gentrification
- Alyssa Frystak, author of report “Small But Mighty: Combating the Affordable Housing Crisis Through Small-Scale Historic Rehabilitation”
- Raise awareness of preservation as a strategy to strengthen healthy communities
- Develop strategies to protect the most vulnerable historic assets
- Develop network of community-based preservation and community development advocates
- Advance policies to expand tools for preservation
- Increase capacity of neighborhood preservation partners
- Connect people to resources
- Mary Lu Seidel, Director of Community Engagement for Preservation Chicago
- Bernard Loyd, Preservation Bronzeville representative
- Andrea Reed, Preservation Roseland representative
- A third community representative
- An alderman or city representative
- To give back to the community! Tour guides will donate all gratuities to Preservation Chicago.
- To welcome new walking tour guests! Come experience our style of walking tour.
- To thank our previous tour guests and see them again!
- Lastly, the Monadnock Building is our office home. We love sharing our appreciation for the Monadnock Building’s incredible architecture on this free walking tour.
- Create tourism revenue and increase their property value to allocate for development and community upgrades.
- Validate the rich history that our district and school had while educating the nation of their unique role in World War II and contribution to American Architecture.
- Support the potential eligibility for grants, tax credits, and other opportunities to maintain its historic character and contribute to beautifying the neighborhood.