July 2019 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Reserve your spot today for the
Preservation Chicago 2019
“7 Most Endangered” Coach Tour
Saturday, August 17
10 to 3
Join us for Preservation Chicago’s 2019 Chicago 7 Most Endangered Coach Tour!

Tour hosted by Ward Miller, Executive Director of Preservation Chicago, and Jacob Kaplan of Forgotten Chicago

  • Tickets: $25
  • Limited seats available
  • Saturday, August 17
  • 10 am to 3 pm
  • Beverages and light snacks included with option to purchase lunch at one stop
  • Air conditioned coach departs from 4410 N. Ravenswood Avenue

Learn why these Chicago buildings and sites are endangered and why they would be a significant loss to the city and community if they are not protected or landmarked. Some of the stops this year will include:

  1. Jackson Park, Midway Plaisance and South Shore Cultural Center in Woodlawn, Hyde Park and South Shore
  2. Laramie State Bank in Austin
  3. Loretto Academy/Institute of the Blessed Virgin in Woodlawn
  4. Justice Hammer/Lu & Jorja Palmer Mansion in Bronzeville
  5. Second Church of Christ, Scientist in Lincoln Park
  6. James R. Thompson Center/State of Illinois Building in the Loop
  7. Roman Catholic Churches throughout Chicago

Link to Purchase Tickets

Table of Contents


  • Obama Presidential Center’s “Adverse Effect”
  • Obama Presidential Center Comments due Aug. 30
  • St. Adalbert Downzoning
  • Guyon Hotel Design Competition
  • Lakeside Center Reuse Options
  • Czech Athletic Club Buildings
  • 3244-3250 W. Bryn Mawr Façade Saved
  • Chicago Town and Tennis Club Threat
  • Gately’s Peoples Store Fire
  • St. Nicholas Church Emergency Demolition
  • National Park Designation for Chicago Lakeshore
  • Motley Elementary School Reopens as Residential Building
  • Auditorium Theatre receives Outstanding Theatre Award
  • 1308 N. Elston Warehouse Building Converted to Loft Offices
  • Four Lakeview Buildings Demolished
  • Maurice Cox to be New DPD Commissioner
  • Lois Wille, trailblazing Chicago reporter, dies at 87
  • 90-Day Demolition Delay List Highlights
  • “Spotlight on Demolition”


  • Watch: What we lose when we lose the Thompson Center
  • Watch: The Streetscape Symphony of Chicago’s Brick Buildings
  • Read: The Chicago Bungalow’s Enduring Legacy

• August 10 Woodlawn Walk
• August 11 Record Row Tour
• August 17 Chicago 7 Bus Tour
• August 24 Roseland Historic Property Survey


  • Petition: Make Chicago Vocational School a Historic Landmark!
  • Petition: Halt the Demolition of One of Bronzeville’s Historic Substations


  • Grand Central Station, Chicago


  • Austin’s Pink House GoFundMe Campaign
  • Please Support Preservation Chicago!


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