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Recently Designated Chicago Landmarks

WIN: Greater Tabernacle Cathedral in Roseland Receives Preliminary Chicago Landmark Recommendation

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Preservation Chicago Letter of Support on May 4, 2023 to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks regarding Greater Tabernacle Cathedral/Former Holy Rosary Church Complex, 11300-11312 S. King Drive, Chicago Dear Chairman Wong and Members of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, We are writing to express our strong support for the “Preliminary Landmark...

WIN: After Seven Year Effort, Greater Union Baptist Church Receives Final Chicago Landmark Designation

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"A 137-year-old Near West Side church was granted landmark status Wednesday following a City Council vote. "Greater Union Baptist Church, 1956 W. Warren Blvd., was named a city landmark at the same meeting in which alderpeople also landmarked Promontory Point on the South Side. "The church has stood since 1886 after...

WIN: After 23 Year Advocacy Effort, Promontory Point Receives Chicago Landmark Designation (Chicago 7 2022)

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"Promontory Point, Hyde Park’s beloved lakefront park and home to the last stretch of limestone shoreline barriers in the city, is officially a Chicago landmark. "Promontory Point, which runs from 54th to 56th streets on the lakefront, features limestone revetments which protect the shoreline from erosion, 'council rings' of native...

WIN: After Viral Petition, the Warehouse Granted Preliminary Landmark Designation! (Chicago 7 2023)

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"Barely a month after being named to Preservation Chicago’s annual list of the city’s 'most endangered' buildings, the Warehouse — aka, the 'birthplace' of House music — is on its way to becoming an official Chicago landmark. "A monumental show of support from 'Househeads' around the world brought the building...

THREATENED: Pioneer Arcade Redevelopment Stalls Without Allocation of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (Chicago 7 2015)

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"1535 N. Pulaski Road is no ordinary Chicago building. Modeled after 17th- and 18th-century Spanish Baroque style architecture, rising two stories with an ivory-colored, terra-cotta facade, the Pioneer Arcade building in Humboldt Park was once a hub for indoor recreational fun, a bowling and billiards hall that was operational...

WIN: Epworth Church Receives Final Landmark Designation Approval

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If not for the preservation advocacy effort, Epworth Church would have been demolished. Preservation Chicago has been working to find good preservation outcome for Epworth United Methodist Church for over two years with congregants, neighbors, the Edgewater Historical Society, and Ald. Harry Osterman (48th). Concern grew as the congregation shrank...

WIN: After Viral Petition, the Warehouse Granted Preliminary Landmark Designation! (Chicago 7 2023)

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"Barely a month after being named to Preservation Chicago’s annual list of the city’s 'most endangered' buildings, the Warehouse — aka, the 'birthplace' of House music — is on its way to becoming an official Chicago landmark. "A monumental show of support from 'Househeads' around the world brought the building...

POTENTIAL WIN: Century and Consumers Buildings Receive Preliminary Landmark Designation! (Chicago 7 2011, 2013, 2022 & 2023)

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"A campaign to save two historic buildings on State Street from the wrecking ball took a step forward today when a city panel unanimously approved proposals to assign landmark status to the properties. "The federal government, which owns the two early 20th-century towers — the Century Building at 202 S....

The Warehouse – 2023 Most Endangered

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PDF Download: The Warehouse: a 2023 Chicago 7 Most Endangered  Architect:                      Vernon W. Behel Address:                       206 S. Jefferson Street Date:                         ...

WIN: After Seven Year Effort, Greater Union Baptist Church Receives Final Chicago Landmark Recommendation

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"A city panel will vote Thursday on whether to grant preliminary landmark status to a historic West Side church — a move that’s good news to anyone concerned about the fate of Chicago’s architecturally-significant houses of worship. "The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will decide if Greater Union Baptist Church, 1956...