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Austin’s Oldest Building Is On Its Way To Becoming A City Landmark

The Seth Warner House is so old it was built before Austin was even part of the city of Chicago.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The Stock Yards Bank Building, A Back Of The Yards Cornerstone, Is Ready For An Overhaul 50 Years After It Closed

The Stockyard Bank Building was born when Chicago ruled the meatpacking industry. Nearly a century later, some hope it can reshape the community.

Back of the Yards

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

Built in 1892 as a Schlitz brewing saloon and tied house, the Queen Anne Victorian building was La Luce’s home from 1989 until the restaurant closed in 2016.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

A West Side Homeowner Is Fighting To Save One Of The Oldest Houses In Austin From Being Demolished

The coach house behind Linda Culver's home has languished. Now she's working with preservationists to save the building, which could be up to 160 years old.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side’s Pentecostal Church Of Holiness Is Now A Chicago Landmark

The landmark designation recognizes the cultural significance of the 90-year-old church and its historical architecture.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side’s Pentecostal Church Of Holiness Could Become A Chicago Landmark Wednesday

The 90-year-old church is recognized for its Romanesque Revival architecture and its role as a pillar of K-Town in North Lawndale.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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
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