March 2024 Newsletter

Full House for Preservation Chicago’s 2024 Chicago 7 Most Endangered Hybrid Presentation

The Preservation Chicago 2024 Chicago 7 Most Endangered presentation was presented to a hybrid audience, both live in-person audience and a simultaneous virtual audience...

THREATENED: The Century and Consumers Buildings, a 2024 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

  Century & Consumers Buildings The Century Building Address: 202 S. State Street Architects: Holabird and Roche Date: 1915 The Consumers Building Address: 220 S. State Street Architects: Jenney, Mundie & Jensen Date:...

THREATENED: Sheffield-Belden Group, a 2024 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Sheffield-Belden Group NW corner of Sheffield and Belden) Courtyard Building Address: 1000-1012 W. Belden/2300-2302 N. Sheffield Architects: Maher & McGraw Date: 1926 Style: Renaissance Revival Four Freestanding Townhouses Address: 2308, 2310, 2314...

THREATENED: Ogden-Keeler Industrial Buildings, a 2024 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Ogden-Keeler Industrial Buildings Western Felt Works Address: 4115 W. Ogden Year: 1916 Architect: R.C. Fletcher Style: Prairie School Turner Manufacturing Company Address: 4147-4151 W. Ogden; 2309-2325 S. Keeler Year: 1918 - 1921 Architect:...

THREATENED: Schulze Baking Company Building, a 2024 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Schulze Baking Company Building Address: 40 East Garfield Boulevard Architect: John Ahlschlager & Son Date: 1915 Style: Sullivanesque Neighborhood: Washington Park Schulze Baking Company Building Address: 40 East Garfield Boulevard Architect: John...

THREATENED: Chicago Vocational School (CVS), a 2024 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Chicago Vocational School (aka Chicago Vocational Career Academy) Address: 2100 E. 87th Street Architect: John C. Christensen Date: 1938-1941 Style: Art Deco/Art Moderne Neighborhood: Avalon Park Overview Chicago Vocational School (today,...

THREATENED: All of Mankind Mural / Stranger’s Home Missionary Baptist Church, a 2024 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

All of Mankind Mural/Stranger’s Home Missionary Baptist Church Murals Address: 617 W. Evergreen Street Artist: William Walker Year: 1971-1974 Style: Black Arts Movement Church Address: 617 W. Evergreen Architect/Artist: John Neal Tilton Year: 1901 Style:...

THREATENED: Swift-Morris Mansion, a 2024 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Swift-Morris Mansion Address: 4500 S. Michigan Avenue Architect: James R. Willett & Alfred Pashley (attributed) Date: 1892; c.1917 (coach house) Style: Richardsonian Romanesque / Queen Anne Neighborhood: Bronzeville Overview A landmark...

THREATENED: The Complicated Saga of the Century and Consumers Buildings (Chicago 7 2011, 2013, 2022, 2023, 2024)

"Chicago’s State Street houses a number of America’s earliest and most historic skyscrapers. These skyscrapers, recognized as the 'Chicago School' of architecture, represent the...

WIN: Preliminary Landmark Recommendation Approved for Hyde Park Union Church

"A city commission on Thursday April 4, 2024 unanimously recommended landmark designation for a 118-year-old Hyde Park church. "Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn...