Call for Nominations


2015 Chicago 7 most endangered building 


Every year, Preservation Chicago issues its call for nominations to its "Chicago's 7" list of Most Endangered Buildings. The purpose of the Chicago 7 is to raise public awareness about the threats facing some of Chicago's most at-risk architectural treasures, whether they are a single building, an entire neighborhood, or a thematic category of buildings, such as Great Chicago Warehouses or Chicago's Religious Structures.

The Chicago 7 Designation Offers:

* Development of a comprehensive action plan to guide Preservation Chicago and local efforts.
* Continuing public awareness and media attention on the endangered historic resource via our website, newsletter and social media.
* Focused training and strategic planning assistance.
* Spurs positive action and generates public support.

What does it mean to be an endangered building and what are the general guidelines for considerations?

* There must be a degree of endangerment by owner neglect, proposed demolition, rezoning, or redevelopment, and/or other human or environmental factors.
* An endangered building that is important to the community.
* An architecturally or historically significant building that has fallen into disrepair or is threatened by demolition. 

Download the nomination form here.


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