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Preservation Chicago to highlight endangered buildings in upcoming tour

The tour will take participants to seven sites throughout the city

Eric Allix Rogers/Preservation Chicago

Fans of Chicago architecture will have an opportunity in the coming weeks to participate in an architectural tour that is unlike most others. Preservation Chicago’s upcoming “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” coach bus tour will take visitors through the city to get a glimpse at historic buildings and sites that may one day disappear.

Every year, the group releases a list of the most endangered places within Chicago city limits, and this year, the organization has highlighted buildings like the Cornell Store and Flats in Greater Grand Crossing, the Union Station Power House along the Chicago River, and even the old Chicago water cribs located way out in Lake Michigan.

The tour on Saturday, June 3 will take participants to each site highlighted on this year’s list of most endangered buildings. Preservation Chicago president Ward Miller and Jacob Kaplan of Forgotten Chicago will lead the tour, which will offer insight on each site’s history and its current endangered status. The organization’s annual list and tours are intended to raise awareness for these structures in hopes that they may one day be saved and either renovated or repurposed for a new use.

Preservation Chicago’s “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” tour takes place on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets cost $35 each and attendees are asked to convene at the Preservation Chicago office located at 4410 N. Ravenswood at 9:30 a.m. that morning.