April 2020 Month-in-Review Newsletter

WATCH: “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” Overview


Since 2003, the “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” has sounded the alarm on imminently threatened historic buildings in Chicago to mobilize the stakeholder support necessary to save them from demolition.


The 2020 Chicago 7 Most Endangered
  1. James R. Thompson Center/ State of Illinois Building
  2. Jackson Park, South Shore Cultural Center Grounds & Midway Plaisance
  3. Chicago Union Station Power House
  4. Chicago Town & Tennis Club /Unity Church
  5. Washington Park National Bank
  6. Central Manufacturing District, Pershing Road (CMD)
  7. Roseland’s Michigan Avenue Commercial District

Table of Contents

  • Chicago 7 Overview Video (3 minutes)
  • Chicago 7 Posters and Swag Now on Sale!
  • Chicago 7 Unabridged Presentation (55 minutes)
  1. THREATENED: Chicago Town and Tennis Club / Unity Church
  2. THREATENED: Preservation Chicago Releases Demolition Best Practice Guidelines In Response to Crawford Demolition Debacle
  3. THREATENED: Adaptive Reuse Options Offered for Lakeside Center at McCormick Place
  4. WIN: Preservation Chicago Supports African American Cultural Heritage Grant for Mt. Pisgah Church, Chicago’s Most Recently Designated Chicago Landmark
  5. WIN: Ramova Theater Restoration Plan Receives City Council Approval and TIF Support
  6. THREATENED: Hollenbach Building to be Demolished for New Construction
  7. WIN: Resurrection Project Affordable Housing Plan Includes Renovation of Many Historic Buildings
  8. WIN: Kosciuszko Park to Receive $1.85M Renovation
  9. WIN: Long Vacant South Shore High School to be Used for Police and Fire Training Center
  10. WIN: Grammy-Winning Performer Kanye West Buys His Childhood Home to Prevent Demolition
  11. LOSS: Mercy Home Demolishes 221 S. Racine for a Vacant Lot
  12. THREATENED: The South Side Swedish Club Listed For Sale
  13. LOSS: 3033 West Fifth Avenue Lost to Fire
  14. THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay
  15. LOSS: Spotlight on Demolition
  • WATCH: How the Auditorium Changed Europe with Rolf Achilles and Rich Regan
  • PRINT: Will ‘The Ave’ In Roseland Really Rise Again With City Hall Plan?
  • WATCH: Ask Geoffrey – The Story Behind the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium
  • WATCH: A Virtual Tour of National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in the Humboldt Park Stables.
  • PRINT: City Council Unanimously Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages Starting Jan. 1
  • PRINT: Serhii Chrucky Shoots the James R. Thompson Center for Preservation Chicago in Wonderful Machine
  • PRINT: Home is Where the Art Deco Is: Modernist Design Around the Corner
  • PRINT: A Chicago Couple Restores a Spacious Gothic Revival, Inside and Out in Preservation Magazine
  • RADIO: What’s That Building? The Krause Music Store
  • PRINT: Documenting the Past; A look at some of Chicago’s disappearing buildings in South Side Weekly
  • PRINT: Independent Theaters Want You To Keep Going To The Movies on WBEZ Chicago
  • PRINT: Proof that the “Greenest Building is the One Already Standing” Released in 2012 Report from National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • PRINT: The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse
  • PETITION: Implosion Devastates Little Village During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • PETITION: Save the Chicago Town & Tennis Club/Unity Church
  • Support Glessner House with Donation $25 or More & Receive Beautiful William Morris Face Mask Thank You Gift
  • Support “Saving the Sacred” Film
  • Minnekirken GoFundMe Campaign
  • Raise the Roof! Fund The Forum! Campaign
  • Preservation Chicago’s “7 Most Endangered 2020” Bicycle Tour with Biketropolis Cancelled
  • Chicago Architecture Center presents A Tale of Two Fairs
  • Chicago Detours Hosts Free Virtual Tours During Corona Shut-In
  • Docomomo US Calls for Nominations for 2020 Modernism in America Awards Due May 29, 2020
  • Which are your favorite Neighborhood Buildings in Chicago?
  • Edgewater Beach Hotel by Marshall & Fox
  • Please Support Preservation Chicago!


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