The true effectiveness of any historic preservation organization is measured in the number of buildings saved because of its advocacy. The following is a summary of some of the buildings that most likey would not be standing had Preservation Chicago not taken action.
- St. Boniface Church: Noble and Chestnut - 11 year battle to save church ends in a compromise
The Battle to preserve the St. Boniface church campus began in earnest on June 1, 1999 when community residents, former parishioners and preservationist gathered for a candle light vigil in front of the long-abandoned structures. Organized jointly by the East Village Association and former parishioner and neighbor Kevin Stawiarski, the event was spurred by the announcement that the buildings were to be demolished.Complete Info...
- Richard Nickel Studio: 1810 W. Cortland - Studio of preservation pioneer landmarked
- Cook County Hospital: 1825 W. Harrison Street - New life for a grand old dame
- American Book Company Building: 320-330 E. Cermak - Ready for Reuse
- Milwaukee Avenue Commercial District - Safe from the wrecker ball
- Lake Shore Athletic Club: 850 Lake Shore Drive - A battle of Olympian proportions
- The Giles Calumet District - Expanding the boundaries of history
- Arlington-Deming Landmark District - A battle well worth the fight
- The Vesemen Building: 444 North LaSalle Street - One of a kind architectural orphan saved
- Roberts Temple Church of God: 4021 S. State - Civil Rights monument now part of history
- East Village Landmark District - An end to the destruction of a community
- Metropolitan (Apostolic) Community Church: 41st and King Dr. - Too much history to squander
- Chicago Printed String Building: Logan and Elston - Pulled from the jaws of the wrecker ball
- St. Gelasius Church: 64th and Woodlawn - No more vacant lots!
- Newport Landmark District - 11th hour land swap saved historic streetscape
- Demolition Delay Ordinance
- Ukrainian Village Landmark District Extension - Three times the charm
- Scherer Building: 1201 N. State - Preservation Chicago's First Triumph
- 441 Surf - The final straw that rescued 3 historic blocks of SE Lakeview