October 2022 Newsletter

WIN: Renovated Patio Theater Energized by Live Music and Performances

"After hanging on for two-and-a-half years, the historic Patio Theater is bringing back more events, concerts and other shows as entertainment life reawakens. "Like many...

POTENTIAL WIN: Funding Awarded for Adaptive Reuse of Von Humboldt School Into Affordable Teacher Housing(Chicago 7 2014)

"Protracted plans to redevelop long-vacant Von Humboldt Elementary School into an 107-unit apartment complex for teachers got a boost in city funding to help...

WIN: Senators Durbin and Duckworth Support National Landmark Designation for Roberts Temple Church

"Several U.S. officials on October 21 visited the Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ where leaders and historians gathered to share the historic...

THREATENED: William LeBaron Jenney’s 19 S. LaSalle in Foreclosure

"The owner of a vintage 16-story office building on LaSalle Street is facing a $21 million foreclosure lawsuit, adding to a wave of distress...

THREATENED: George Eddy House Targeted for Demolition

"A white-pillared house on Sheridan Road in Edgewater, built in 1900 during the street's heyday as a long strand of upscale homes along the...

THREATENED: Damen Silos To Be Sold to MAT Asphalt

"Neighbors in a McKinley Park environmental group are asking the state to slow down its sale of the Damen Silos to a controversial industrialist. "Neighbors...

WIN: Flat Iron Arts Building Purchased by Preservation-Sensitive Buyers

"Longtime owners of the iconic Flat Iron Arts Building in the center of Wicker Park have sold the property to a pair of local...

WIN: Exceptional Renovation Underway at Belden-Stratford

"From its creation in 1923, the Belden-Stratford apartment building in Chicago’s Lincoln Park community was designed for an elite crowd. Over the years, its...

WIN: Strong Community Support for Historic Preservation and Reuse of Historic Mars Candy Factory Building

"When it comes to what community members want to replace the Mars candy factory 2019 N. Oak Park Ave. in Galewood once it closed...

WIN: Long-Vacant West Loop Landmark Mid-City Trust & Savings Bank To Become Boutique Hotel

"An upstart hotel company that frames itself as a cross between Airbnb and traditional inns has purchased a long-vacant West Loop landmark where it...