Skip to contents

Preservation Chicago

Preservation Chicago
Preservation Chicago

Former Home To La Luce Has ‘Deteriorated’ Despite Landmark Status: Preservationists

The former Schlitz Brewery tied house was landmarked last year, but a preservationist said the owner has let it drastically deteriorate.

West Loop

Instead Of Demolishing Century And Consumer Buildings, Let Us Turn Them Into A National Archive Center, Preservationists Ask Feds

Preservation groups said the national archive center would meet the security guidelines of the neighboring federal courthouse while serving as a major hub for archive-based research.

Downtown

Century And Consumers Buildings, Beverly’s Pike House Top List Of Most Endangered Historic Places In Illinois

The feds plans to tear down the historic Loop buildings as part of a $52 million demolition. They've sat vacant for 17 years. "It's completely ridiculous," one Landmarks Illinois preservationist said.

Downtown

Get A First Look At $15 Million Restoration Of The Chicago Cultural Center Hall Honoring Civil War Veterans

The 62,000-piece glass dome in the Grand Army of the Republic rotunda has been revitalized, while technicians recreated chandeliers and touched up floors, walls and windows in the hall. Free events are available through the weekend.

Downtown

Howard Brown Health Demolishes 100-Year-Old Building On Edgewater’s Motor Row, Angering Preservationists

Howard Brown Health bought the former garage at 5650-56 N. Broadway in April and received a demolition permit last week. It has not publicly announced plans for the site.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Historical Terra Cotta Removed And Thrown Out From Protected Rogers Park Building, Leading To Stop Work Order

City officials say workers removed historical facade features from the 1912 movie house at 1618 W. Devon Ave. without proper permits. The new owner said she didn't know it was protected.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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.

Citywide

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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
1 of 2