January 2020 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Preservation Chicago’s 2020
“7 Most Endangered”
Announcement and Presentation
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Noon
SOLD OUT, but watch on Facebook Live

The Preservation Chicago 2020 Chicago 7 Most Endangered announcement will be held Wednesday, February 26
High Noon
Chicago Architecture Center Lecture Hall
111 E. Wacker Drive

Due to high demand, the event sold out quickly, so Facebook Live broadcast will be available to allow a wider audience. To watch,  ‘like’ the Preservation Chicago on Facebook, and tune in for the live broadcast February 26 at 12:00. The presentation will also be recorded and posted on the Preservation Chicago website for later viewing.

Preservation Chicago is committed to strengthening the vibrancy of Chicago’s economy and quality of life by championing our historic built environment. Preservation Chicago protects and revitalizes Chicago’s irreplaceable architecture, neighborhoods and urban green spaces. We influence stakeholders toward creative reuse and preservation through advocacy, outreach, education, and partnership.


Table of Contents


  1. WIN: Superior Street Rowhouses and Near North District
  2. THREATENED: Chicago Town and Tennis Club / Unity Church
  3. THREATENED: Uptown Theatre
  4. THREATENED: Cassidy Tire Building
  5. WIN: Six Corners Sears Store
  6. THREATENED: Alderman Speaks out against OPC Gentrification
  7. THREATENED: Federal Review Confirms OPC’s “Adverse Effect”
  8. THREATENED: Francis Parker School Buying Up Condos
  9. THREATENED: Washington Park National Bank
  10. THREATENED: Nordine Home
  11. LOSS: Paul Revere Lodge/Truc Lam Buddhist Temple Demolished
  12. WIN: Revere Park Field House
  13. THREATENED: Character of Irving Park Block
  14. WIN: Old Ravenswood Hospital
  15. WIN: Iowa Building in Jackson Park
  16. WIN: Lathrop Homes
  17. IN MEMORIAM: Terry Tatum
  18. THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay Highlights
  19. LOSS: Spotlight on Demolition


  • PRINT: Chicago’s Greatest Remaining Gilded Age Mansions
  • WATCH: A Look Inside Bridgeport’s Ramova Theatre Ahead of Proposed Renovation
  • RADIO: What’s That Building? The Stock Yards Bank
  • MISSING: Chicago Schlitz Tied House Owners Need Help Finding One-of-a-Kind Window
  • PRINT: A Better Remedy for Chicago’s Affordable Housing Shortage. How about Rewarding Developers for Building Outside the Hottest Neighborhoods?
  • PRINT: Wait, Are Two-Flats Only A Chicago Thing? Why These Uniquely Chicago Homes Have Thrived For A Century
  • VIDEO: Perspectives on the Obama Presidential Center
  • WATCH: History Museum Acquires 5 Million Photos from Chicago Sun-Times
  • PRINT: Chicago’s 10 most senseless demolitions, mapped; From groundbreaking early skyscrapers to sprawling rail terminals


  • PETITION: Save the Chicago Town & Tennis Club/Unity Church!
  • Minnekirken GoFundMe Campaign
  • Save St. Raise the Roof! Fund The Forum! Campaign


  • Neil Harris discusses “Chicago Apartments”


  • Cable Building by Holabird & Roche


  • Please Support Preservation Chicago!


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