“Jewel Laundry” Building Redevelopment Proposed

The Sullivanesque white terra cotta Jewel Laundry Building, formerly the Maya Ramanoff Textiles and now the Ethiopian Community Center at 1730 W. Greenleaf Avenue and the fine-quality apartment building at 1710 W. Lunt Avenue in Rogers Park are under contract by developer, Dave Gasman. Both buildings are orange-rated and the Chicago Historic Resources Survey highlights the building’s “Prairie and Sullivanesque” ornamentation and detailing. The buildings’ façades will be restored in both cases. New construction will be added to the rear of the sites.

Preservation Chicago supports the proposals for these two important historic buildings and spoke in support at the public meeting held in Rogers Park at the Ethiopian Community Center. 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore appears to support these developments.

Additional Reading

Developer seeks new apartments in historic Rogers Park buildings, AJ LaTrace, Curbed Chicago, June 8, 2017

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