2021 Year-in-Review

THREATENED: Avalon Regal Theater is Stable, but Needs Significant Funding Support To Continue Restoration Efforts (Chicago 7 2012)

Driven by dreams but strapped for cash, owner strives to restore Avalon Regal Theater; Jerald Gary has been the landmark building’s steward, but he...

Phyllis Wheatley Home at Risk for Emergency Demolition (Chicago 7 2021)

Demolition Court Looms For Chicago’s Last Phyllis Wheatley Home, Which Sheltered Black Women During The Great Migration; Researchers and residents are calling for the...

THREATENED: Chicago Park District Buildings Continue to Crumble

Looking for better judgment at the Chicago Park District; From its mishandling of a sexual abuse scandal to allowing Amazon lockers in public parks,...

THREATENED: Final Mass Held at St. Michael the Archangel Church Before Being Closed by Archdiocese of Chicago (Chicago 7 2019)

WATCH: St. Michael the Archangel Church celebrates a final mass, Sean Lewis, WGN Chicago 9, 10/30/21

THREATENED: Neighbors Launch Effort to Landmark Epworth Church Before Being Listed For Sale to Highest Bidder

Historic Edgewater church for sale; neighbors worry about what will come next; Unable to afford upkeep, Epworth United Methodist is looking for a new...

THREATENED: Built in 1888, John Ramcke House at 2028 N. Seminary Avenue to be torn down for a side yard

Should the wealthy be allowed to demolish real estate to create their own open space? Cities should be getting denser and more diverse, not...

THREATENED: A Jackson Park landmark was destroyed — is the South Shore Nature Area next? (Chicago 7 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021)

A Jackson Park landmark was destroyed — is the South Shore Nature Area next? Every foundation stone from the 1893 World’s Fair Women’s Pavilion...

THREATENED: Promontory Point’s Historic Limestone Revetments at Risk…Again (Chicago 7 2006)

Rep. Kelly calls for 'true preservation approach' to Promontory Point in Army Corps letter, Marc Monaghan, Hyde Park Herald, 12/10/21

THREATENED: CMD’s Iconic Clock Tower and Three Historic CMD Warehouses Listed For Sale (Chicago 7 2014 & 2020)

Clock Tower For Sale as McKinley Park Industrial Properties Make Moves in Marketplace, McKinley Park News, Justin Kerr, 11/13/21

THREATENED: New Residential High-Rise Tower Tower Approved to Replace Cassidy Tire Building by Architect Henry Schlacks (Chicago 7 2021)

Rendering reveals 33-story apartment tower replacing Cassidy Tire warehouse; The Fulton River District proposal calls for 343 rental units, Jay Koziarz, Curbed Chicago, 11/27/19