January 2024 Newsletter

WIN: Commission on Chicago Landmarks Votes Unanimously to Recommend Century and Consumers Buildings to City Council for Final Chicago Landmark Designation! (Chicago 7 2011,...

"A city panel unanimously recommended landmark designation Thursday for two early 20th century skyscrapers on State Street, potentially setting up a showdown with a...

SUN-TIMES EDITORIAL: Landmarks Commission Must Move to Protect Historic Century and Consumers Buildings (Chicago 7 2011, 2013, 2022 & 2023)

"For the past four years, this editorial board and other voices around Chicago have argued in favor of saving and renovating downtown’s Century and...

WIN: Thompson Center Renovation Renderings Show Building and Atrium Saved, but Characteristic Elements Changed (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

"Google’s plan is 'light-years from the demolition discussions of the past,' Preservation Chicago executive director Ward Miller said. "'In general, it’s wonderful to see the...

WIN: Apollo’s 2000 / former Marshall Square Theater Receives Final Landmark Recommendation

"A historical theater on the Southwest Side took the first step toward becoming a Chicago landmark Thursday. "The Apollo’s 2000 Theater, 2875 W. Cermak Road,...

WIN: Phoebe and John Gray House Receives Final Landmark Recommendation

Preservation Chicago enthusiastically supports the preliminary Chicago Landmark designation of the Phoebe and John Gray House in Irving Park. Preservation Chicago testified in support...

WIN: Mid-City Trust & Savings Bank Receives Preliminary Class L Designation

"The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved a Class L tax incentive for the adaptive reuse of the former Mid-City Trust & Savings Bank...

WIN: City of Chicago Announces $8.23M of Adopt-a-Landmarking Funding for the Restoration of 13 Designated Chicago Landmarks

"Adopt-A-Landmark grants valued at more than $8 million will help restore more than a dozen historic buildings citywide, including former banks in Austin and...

THREATENED: Community Unanimously Rejects Planned Demolition of Damen Silos (Chicago 7 2023)

"Time is running out for efforts to save the Damen Silos on the Southwest Side from being torn down, but negotiations will start soon...

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: All doesn’t have to be lost if the historic Damen Silos are demolished (Chicago 7 2023)

"A city’s stock rises and falls on its ability to create and maintain special places for residents and tourists. "The long-vacant Damen Silos could have...