Despite Chicago's historic status as an architectural wellspring, many of its landmarks and gems are under constant threat of abandonment, development, and old age. In the interest of safeguarding Chicago's architectural character, Preservation Chicago recently released its annual "Chicago 7"—a list of Chicago's seven most endangered architectural treasures. For those interested in taking a look at these threatened buildings, including Uptown's Agudas Achim North Shore Synagogue and the iconic Pioneer Arcade and New Apollo Theater in Humboldt Park, Preservation Chicago will be leading a bus tour this upcoming Saturday, May 9th. The three-hour tour will criss-cross the city and give attendees a rare, firsthand chance to interact with these architectural endangered species. Tickets are $12 for Preservation Chicago members and $15 for non-members.
·Chicago 7 [Preservation Chicago]
·Chicago 7 Bus Tour [Facebook]
·Mapping Chicago's Seven Most Endangered Buildings [Curbed Chicago]