Thanks to the tireless advocacy of Preservation Chicago and the Chicago preservation community, the following buildings have been saved from demolition.  Most have been restored and will survive into the foreseeable future!

  • People line up to see the Uptown Theatre during opening week in August 1925. Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune Historic Photo

    After 35 Years of Advocacy, Uptown Theatre Restoration Announced After 35 years, the Uptown Theatre will finally be restored! Shuttered since December 1981 following water damage from burst frozen pipes, the effort to save this outstanding building from demolition has been long, arduous, with many false starts, and unfulfilled promises, but the preservation community never gave up on the dream of one day seeing the Uptown Theatre restored. Read more...
  • Marshall Field's Warehouse, Photo Credit: Darris Lee Harris / Hubbard Street

    Former Olson Rug Factory/Marshall Field’s Warehouse Adaptive Reuse Begins The construction permit was released for the adaptive reuse for a portion of the six concrete and red brick buildings of the 1.5 million square foot complex Marshall Field’s Warehouse located on 22 acres at Diversey Avenue and Pulaski Road. Renamed “The Fields”, the developer is Merit Partners with architect Hirsch Associates.
  • Preservation Chicago Cook County Hospital Rally in 2003, Photo Credit: Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune

    Old Cook County Hospital Redevelopment to Begin After 15 years of advocacy by Preservation Chicago, Landmarks Illinois, and other preservation partners, the vacant and historic Old Cook County Hospital located at 1825 W. Harrison Street will be adaptively reused. On May 25, the development team closed on their financing for the initial redevelopment phase valued at $135 million. Historic tax credits will play an important part of the financing packing for this development.
  • Proposed Grace's Furniture Building Boutique Hotel, Rendering Credit: NORR Architects

    Boutique Hotel Proposed For Historic Grace’s Furniture Building in Logan Square After sitting vacant for many years, there is a proposal for the Grace’s Furniture Building located at 2618 N. Milwaukee Avenue to be adaptively reused as a 44-room boutique hotel. This building was included in the Logan Square Boulevard District Boundaries in 2005 to ensure a preservation sensitive reuse of this building overlooking this important public square.  Read more...
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Parish House, Photo Credit: MacRostie Historic Advisors

    St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Parish House to be Landmarked After many years of preservation advocacy, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the adjoining parish house will be landmarked. The Parish House will be sold to a developer for adaptive reuse as residential apartments while the adjoining church will continue operation as an Episcopal church.
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