June 2023 Newsletter

90-Day Demolition Delay: Harold Meitus House, 6740 S. South Shore Dr., South Shore

#101010607 Date Received: 03/29/2023 Ward: 5th Ald. Desmon C. Yancy Applicant: Precision Excavation, LLC C/O Estefania Enriquez Owner: South Shore & 67, LLC C/O Naser Odeh, Manager Permit Description:...

WIN: 1954 W. North Ave. Restoration Complete, Including Reconstructed Corner Turret and Cornice

"Chase Bank is consolidating two of its Wicker Park branches into one new location at the Damen/North/Milwaukee intersection in the heart of the neighborhood. "The...

THREATENED: GSA Releases Structural Report on Century and Consumers Buildings Confirming Decades of Neglect (Chicago 7 2011, 2013, 2022 & 2023)

"Putting a pair of empty State Street buildings to new use might be a little better than tearing them down as planned, a new...

WIN: After 75 Years, Prairie Avenue Mansions to Return to Private Homes

"The U.S. Soccer Federation on Aug. 11 sold two adjoining vintage Near South Side mansions that it long had used as its headquarters for...

THREATENED: Chicago’s Last Manual Elevator at the Fine Arts Building to be Replaced

"Among the city’s last human-operated elevators, the Otis cars are expected to be replaced in the next two years with modern counterparts. "We have been...

WIN: High Interest Rates Saves Trio of 1880s Rowhouses from Demolition

"A trio of 19th century row houses on the Gold Coast got a reprieve from demolition because rising interest rates made replacing them with...

BUYER WANTED: Neglected Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Waller Rowhouse Listed For Sale

"A row house that is one of just six remaining from an 1890s low-cost housing block designed by Frank Lloyd Wright sits vacant and...

BUYER WANTED: Fifth Church of Christ Scientist / Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Townhouses Listed for Sale

"Plenty of Chicago churches have been converted to dwelling places. Most of these, such as Trinity Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake View and...

BUYER WANTED: One of Chicago’s Oldest Houses, the John Wingert House from 1854 Listed for Sale

"One of Chicago’s oldest houses, a landmark 1850s farmhouse in Norwood Park that was extensively damaged by a fire in 2021, is for sale...

WIN: St. Adalberts Church Receives Unanimous Landmark Approved Vote During Packed Landmark Hearing (Chicago 7 2014, 2016, 2019, 2021)

"A closed Catholic church that's been at the center of a years-long preservation battle is one step closer to becoming a Chicago landmark. "The Commission...