Please join us and celebrate 21 years on the preservation front lines. Preservation Chicago’s 21st Birthday Happy Hour will be on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Sky Ride Tap, 105 W. Van Buren St.
Belly up to the bar at the Sky Ride Tap. Crack open a cold Schlitz and wash down the hot Sbarro’s Thompson Center/Union Station pizza.
The Sky Ride Tap is a Chicago Legacy Business which has served thirsty Chicagoans for over 50 years. Through the decades, the Sky Ride Tap has anchored The Yukon/Bock Building designed by Holabird & Roche in 1897, and which is believed to be Chicago’s oldest ‘taxpayer building’ in the Loop. This block is one of the few survivors from a colorful and checkered bygone era when this district was known as ‘Little Cheyenne’ and ‘Old Chinatown.’
Little Cheyenne and Old Chinatown were a Preservation Chicago 2016 Chicago 7 Most Endangered. But the Yukon/Bock Building and the Sky Ride Tap are still standing and so we’re thrilled to be able celebrate Preservation Chicago’s Old-School 21st Birthday at this wonderfully authentic Chicago Legacy Business.
Preservation Chicago is committed to strengthening the vibrancy of Chicago’s economy and quality of life by championing our historic built environment. Preservation Chicago protects and revitalizes Chicago’s irreplaceable architecture, neighborhoods and urban green spaces. We influence stakeholders toward creative reuse and preservation through advocacy, outreach, education, and partnership.