May 2022 Newsletter

PETITION: Use the $52M of federal funds to RESTORE, NOT DEMOLISH the historic skyscrapers! Save the Century and Consumers Buildings! (Chicago 7 2011, 2013...

For nearly twenty years, the General Service Administration (GSA) has allowed the historic Century and Consumers Buildings on State Street in the heart of...

Address: 344-346 W. 65th St., Englewood

#100956171 Date Received: 03/14/2022 Ward: 20th Ald. Jeanette Taylor Applicant: McDonagh Demolition, Inc. Owner: City of Chicago Permit Description: Emergency wreck and removal of a two-story, multiple-unit, masonry building...

Address: 2109 W. Wilson Ave., Ravenswood

#100958829 Date Received: 04/14/2022 Applicant: Moss Design, Inc. Owner: Ellen Bradley Permit Description: Partial demolition of a two-story, masonry residential building to accommodate a two-story side and rear...

WIN: Chicago Collaborative Archive Center Press Conference for Reuse of Century and Consumers Building Generates Stong Media Coverage (Chicago 7 2011, 2013 & 2022)

Interior Lobby Photo of Consumers Building, 1913, Jenney, Mundie & Jensen, 220 S. State Street. Photo Credit: John O'Dwyer Interior Lobby Photo of Consumers Building,...

LOSS: Demolition Underway For 4155 S. Packers Industrial Building

"A demolition permit has been issued for the removal of an eight-story masonry building located at 4155 S Packers Avenue in the New City...

BUYER WANTED: Beverly Bungalow by Architect Walter Burley Griffin

"The man who prevented the demolition of a historically significant bungalow in Beverly and spent a decade restoring it has it on the market. "'Nobody...

OPPORTUNITY LOST: After McPier’s Veto, Lakeside Center is Passed Over for Chicago Casino (Chicago 7 2016 & 2021)

"Some experts are calling Bally’s River West – the much-ballyhooed site for Chicago’s $1.6 billion gaming extravaganza – Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 'casino-for-dummies.' Mr. Zak...

Chicago Jewish Historical Society presents ‘Live at Mr. Kelly’s’ June 26, 2022 on Zoom

"David Marienthal, the son and nephew of the late George and Oscar Marienthal, respectively, will be talking about his father and uncle and their...

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust presents Unity Temple Guided Interior Tours Summer 2022

Unity Temple Guided Interior Tours Unity Temple Audio Self-Guided Tour Unity Temple In-depth Tour Unity Temple represents a defining moment in Frank Lloyd Wright’s early career. Designed...