November 2023 Newsletter

PARTIAL WIN: Revised Construction Plans Now Incorporate Dinkel’s Bakery Facade, Neon Sign, and Adjacent Historic Facade

"Developer PCR Group Chicago has revised its design for Dinkel’s Lofts, a mixed-use development at 3327 N. Lincoln. Planned for a V-shaped property, the...

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: Long Awaited Thompson Center Renderings Show Building and Atrium Saved, but Some Details May Be Lost (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 &...

"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...

SUN-TIMES EDITORIAL: South Loop had a hybrid car dealership — a century ago. Now it’s headed toward demolition.

"A late 19th century South Loop building that represents an important but relatively unsung chapter of Chicago’s architectural, automotive and technological history is set...

WIN: Apollo’s 2000 / former Marshall Square Theater Receives Preliminary 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: Preliminary Landmark Recommendation Approved for Jackson Storage and Van Company Warehouse

"The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved a preliminary landmark recommendation for the Jackson Storage and Van Company Warehouse. Originally built as a loft...

WIN: ‘The Most Beautiful Candy Factory in America,’ Mars Candy Factory Receives Final Landmark Recommendation

"A factory that produces Snickers, M&Ms, Milky Way bars, Twix and Skittles will soon close and could potentially become an official city landmark. The...

WIN: Florence Crittenton Anchorage / Wolfson Building Sold for Huge Profit After Receiving Final Landmark Approval

"A former woman’s shelter in Garfield Park has been designated a Chicago landmark following a City Council vote Wednesday. The Wolfson Building, 2678 W....

POSSIBLE LOSS: Historic Swift Mansion Suffers Extensive Upper Floor Damage after Suspected Arson

""Two tenants of the Swift Mansion say they and seven neighbors had been embroiled in an eviction dispute in the days before a massive...