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July Bus Tour Will Highlight Critically Endangered Architecture

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See eight of Chicago’s most endangered buildings on an upcoming bus tour

If you’re interested in Chicago architecture and historic preservation, there will be an event next month you may want to add to your calendar. On July 9, Preservation Chicago will be leading a tour of the eight sites on their annual "Chicago 7" list of critically endangered buildings. Every year, the group highlights seven buildings and institutions that are being threatened with demolition or major changes that could strip them of their historic value, but for this year’s list, the group selected eight buildings. The July 9 bus tour, led by Preservation Chicago Executive Director Ward Miller, will stop at the following places:

  • Washington Park Bank
  • Sears & Roebuck stores across the city
  • "Old Chinatown" at Clark & Van Buren
  • Children's Memorial Hospital Pavilions
  • LaSalle and Van Buren "L" train station houses
  • McCormick Place Lakeside Center
  • James R. Thompson Center
  • St. Adalbert Church

The tour will cover a broad stretch of the city, visiting sites on the South Side, downtown and throughout the North Side. Tickets for non-members are $15 and more info on each site can be found on the Facebook event page.