July 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter


  1. WIN: Lake Street Schlitz Tied House / La Luce
  2. WIN: Vautravers Building
  3. THREATENED: Permits Issued for Construction in Jackson Park
  4. PARTIAL WIN: Architectural Drawings for Alternate OPC Site
  5. PARTIAL WIN: Thompson Center Idea Competition
  6. WIN: Chicago & North Western Railway Headquarters Building
  7. THREATENED: Promontory Point
  8. WIN: Muddy Waters House Recommended for Landmark Status
  9. WIN: Willow and Halsted Recommended for Landmark Status
  10. WIN: Monastery of the Holy Cross Recommended for Landmark
  11. Sun-Times Editorial: Preserve Historic Chicago Churches
  12. WIN: Driehaus Museum Acquires Murphy Memorial Auditorium
  13. WIN: Marshall Field Stable/Warehouse To Become Theater
  14. THREATENED: Reebie Building Façade by TimeLine Theatre
  15. THREATENED: Auction Clears Out Southport Lanes
  16. POTENTIAL WIN: Sears Building at Six Corners
  17. POTENTIAL WIN: Pioneer Bank Building
  18. POTENTIAL WIN: Laramie State Bank
  19. WIN: Roberts Temple Awarded Heritage Grant
  20. WIN: Former Synagogue to Become Creative Space
  21. WIN: Hollander Warehouse Building
  22. THREATENED: Old Irving Park Home at 3936 N. Kenneth Ave.
  23. POTENTIAL WIN: Florsheim Mansion
  24. BUYER WANTED: William Le Baron Jenney Designed Home
  25. WIN: Fannie May House
  26. WIN: Kay Shoes Building
  27. LOSS: Iconic Art Deco R.V. Kunka Drug Store Sign Destroyed
  28. IN MEMORIAM: Robert Meers; Chicago Real Estate Developer
  29. IN MEMORIAM: Richard H. Driehaus; Philanthropist & Preservationist
  30. THREATENED: Early Warning Signs
  31. THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay Watch List
  32. LOSS: Spotlight on Demolition (71 demolitions in July 2021)
  • RADIO: Lois Wille discusses “Forever Open, Clear and Free” with Studs Terkel
  • PRINT: Chicago Tribune Op-ed: Obama Center will hit taxpayers hard
  • PRINT: Crain’s Chicago: An Unprecedented Push To Save Historic Black Homes
  • PRINT: Crain’s Chicago Op-ed: South Side Lakefront is Worth Restoring
  • PRINT: Chicago Sun-Times: Housing Advocates Push to Preserve 2-Flats
  • PRINT: “I want to save a historic home. I’m up against developers.”
  • PRINT: Chicago Tribune: Comfort Station in Logan Square
  • “Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture” at Chicago Architecture Center
  • “Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now” at MCA
  • “Chicago: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960)” at Chicago Cultural Center
  • Pullman National Monument Grand Opening – Labor Day Weekend
  • “Wicker Park Walking Tour” with Elaine Coorens – August 11, 2021
  • “Architectural Gems of the South Side Tour” with Lee Bey – Sept. 15, 2021
  • “Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin & The Art of War” at Pritzker Military Museum
  • Call for Volunteers for Open House Chicago 2021 – Oct. 16 & 17, 2021
  • Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel, a Book by John Holden & Kathryn Gemperle
  • Vautravers Building Relocation Project: A Documentary Film by the1stMikeC
  • Starship Chicago: Thompson Center: A Film by Nathan Eddy
  • Roseland’s South Michigan Avenue Commercial District: “The Avenue’s” Past, Present and Future
  • Preservation Chicago Virtual Tour of the Arlington Deming Historic District
  • Video Overview of the Preservation Chicago 2021 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” (3:48)
  • Full Presentation of the Preservation Chicago 2021 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” (57 Minutes)
  • Chicago 7 Posters and Swag
  • Please Support Preservation Chicago


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