June 2020 Month-in-Review Newsletter


Music Box Theatre Begins Phased Reopening This Weekend With Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’

Table of Contents

  1. LOSS: Chicago Town and Tennis Club / Unity Church Demolished
  2. WIN:Schlitz Tied House in The East Side Landmarked
  3. WIN: West Side YMCA/YWCA Adaptively Reused for Residential Apartments
  4. THREATENED: Jackson Park Remains Threatened by Obama Center Development, But Some Positive Movement as Illinois State Historic Preservation Office Letter Calls for “Additional Design Review”
  5. LOSS: Crawford Station’s Turbine Hall Facade Demolished
  6. THREATENED: New Residential High-Rise Tower Tower Approved To Replace Cassidy Tire Building
  7. THREATENED: Demolition Permit Released for Jeffery Theater and Spencer Arms Hotel
  8. WIN: Invest South/West Funds Adaptive Reuse of 839 W. 79th St. in Auburn Gresham
  9. THREATENED: Old Irving Park Historic Church and Home Threatened with Demolition
  10. LOSS: Ray’s Music Exchange Building and Mural Demolished After Arson
  11. THREATENED: Englewood Brewery Renovation Grinds to Halt Due to Lease Dispute
  12. BUYER WANTED: Argus Brewery in Roseland Landmark for Sale
  13. BUYER WANTED: 4607 N. Magnolia Avenue Needs a Preservation-Oriented Buyer
  14. THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay
  15. LOSS: Spotlight on Demolition


  • RADIO: Curious City on WBEZ: Making Chicago’s Boystown; Political activism and businesses helped shape the city’s gay neighborhood
  • PRINT: Chicago Sun-Times: Take this tour of 17 Chicago LGBTQ landmarks…to highlight some key places and event in the city’s gay life and history.
  • PRINT:The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History including Sophia Hayden and Marion Mahony Griffin
  • PRINT: Here’s the Southeast Side church where the Blues Brothers see the light — thanks to James Brown
  • PRINT: Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Chicago fails to live up to its motto — City in a Garden — with every tree lost.
  • PRINT: Chicago Sun-Times Investigative Report: Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss


  • Chicago Bungalow Association’s Annual Bungalow Garden Contest Entries Due July 7!
  • Chicago Architecture Center Reopens July 3


  • Help Restore Louis Sullivan’s Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Support Glessner House & Receive William Morris Face Mask
  • Support “Saving the Sacred” Film
  • Minnekirken GoFundMe Campaign
  • Raise the Roof! Fund The Forum! Campaign


  • Chicago 7 Posters and Swag Now on Sale
  • Support Preservation Chicago


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