Landmark Motley School Permit Granted

The John Lothrop Motley School, formerly a Chicago Public School, at 739 N. Ada Street in West Town will be adaptively reused as 32 residential apartments. Designed by John J. Flanders in 1884 and with an 1898 addition by Norman Smith Patton, the historic building was landmarked in 2016. Preservation Chicago supported this development with testimony before the Commission of Chicago Landmarks.The developer is Svigos Development and the architect Pappageorge Haymes Partners. This was one of the closed 49 Chicago Public Schools.

Additional Reading

Chicago’s landmarked John Lothrop Motley School begins residential conversion, Jay Koziarz, Curbed Chicago, June 6, 2017

City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks, Final Landmark Designation Report, July 7, 2016


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