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With Workers Cottages Vanishing In Logan Square And Other Neighborhoods, Preservationists Roll Out Plan To Save Them

Developers are tearing down workers cottages to make way for single-family homes and condos, a practice preservationists hope to stop with a project that launched this week.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

West Side Pentecostal Church Of Holiness May Soon Become A City Landmark

A city commission unanimously approved recommending Pentecostal Church of Holiness for landmark status. Another city committee and the City Council must vote on it to be final.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Being Spared From The Wrecking Ball, Victorian Building Formerly Home To La Luce Could Get Landmark Status

If approved, the recommendation would be the first step in designating the Fulton Market building, which dates back to 1891, a city landmark.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Residential Museum Ban Would Be ‘Death Knell’ For South Side Preservation, Black History Museums And Gallery Spaces, Critics Say

If Ald. Sophia King's proposal passes, it would restrict cultural projects at the Emmett Till residence, the Lu and Jorja Palmer mansion, the Phyllis Wheatley Home and other small libraries and gallery spaces.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

City’s 7 ‘Most Endangered Buildings’ Of 2021 Unveiled By Preservation Chicago

Preservationists revealed their annual list of the seven places and spaces in Chicago they fear may be lost to demolition, development and Mother Nature Wednesday.


West Loop Industrial Buildings Make Preservation Chicago’s Most Endangered Buildings List

This year’s list includes the Old Archer Daniels Midland Wheat Mill and the Tyler & Hippach Glass Company building, also known as the Cassidy Tire Company building.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Sterling Bay Begins Demolition of Old Archer Daniels Midland Flour Mill And Silos In Fulton Market

While preservationists advocated for saving parts of the more than 120-year-old building, Sterling Bay will demolish the building to make way for a yet-to-be-revealed retail and residential project.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Emmett Till’s Former Home, Now A Chicago Landmark, Will Become A Museum

Till's brutal death at the hands of white supremacists helped spark the Civil Rights Movement. The Woodlawn home where he lived with his mother was designated a Chicago landmark Wednesday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Misericordia Gets OK To Expand West Ridge Housing Campus On Site Of Former Tennis Club

Misericordia's plans to build 16 group homes on the site of a historically significant former tennis club drew concerns from preservationists and neighbors.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Century-Old St. Stephenson Church Slated To Be Demolished On Near West Side

Preservationists fought to save the church. A company managed by billionaire Steve Sarowitz aims to level it and replace it with a four- or five-story building, according to city documents.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

West Side’s Historical Central Park Theater Being Restored To Former Glory — And Getting New Life As A Community Hub

The century-old Central Park Theater was preserved by a community church that transformed it into a house of worship.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

With No Chicago Marathon, This Preservationist Will Run A 26-Mile Tour Of South, West Side Historical Sites Instead

Mary Lu Seidel, of Preservation Chicago, is running her own marathon route, visiting Emmett Till's house, the Forum in Bronzeville and much more along the way.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Misericordia Tears Down West Ridge Building, Ending Fight To Save 1920s Tennis Club

A last-ditch effort to save the building fell short just the night before demolition began.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge’s Historic Tennis Club Building Added To ‘Most Endangered’ List

Misericordia is seeking to demolish the former tennis club to build 16 homes for those with development disabilities.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Car Town On Western Avenue Slated For Demolition, Iconic Neon Sign Will Be Saved

Condos with ground floor retail will be built on the '50s used car lot.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Plan To Create Landmark District That Would Save 15 Historic Downtown Buildings Moves Closer To Reality

The landmark district would include 15 Downtown homes built between 1871 and 1923.


Ukrainian Village Neighbors Are Fighting To Save Augusta Boulevard’s Workers Cottages

"Workers cottages were built on the backs of what made Chicago great. To tear down this history, it's sad to me."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Despite Efforts To Save Truc Lam Buddhist Temple, 120-Year-Old Building Likely To Meet Wrecking Ball

Originally, the building was known as the Ravenswood Club, and after that it was the Paul Revere Masonic Lodge.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

St. Adalbert Church Could Become Chicago Landmark Under Proposal By Ald. Sigcho-Lopez

The freshman alderman wants to landmark the church and its rectory building, according to a letter submitted to the Department of Planning and Development.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Uptown’s Iconic Aragon Ballroom Sign Is Getting Some TLC

The upgrades are minor and follow the rules laid out by the city's historic landmark designation.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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