Entire Block E. Superior with Orange-Rated Italianate 1880’s Row Houses in River North

E. Superior Block, Photo Credit by Ward Miller, Preservation Chicago

Entire Block of E. Superior including Orange-Rated Italianate 1880’s Row Houses in River North is threatened with demolition to make way for a high-rise building.  

“However, to ensure the protection of these buildings, Miller is hoping that area residents will help push for the creation of a new landmark district. “This is McCormickville,” Miller said. “This is where the McCormick family lived before and after the Great Chicago Fire.” And with the continued demolition of other shorter, older buildings in the area, Miller says that there are only a handful of the original McCormickville buildings left. “We need to value every inch of space where there are historic buildings that tell the story of the neighborhood,” Miller concluded.”

Contact Alderman Reilly’s Office at office@ward42chicago.com or 312.642.4242

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