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Chicago Historic Preservation

A landmark designation halts the demolition of a historic home in Edgewater

The owners aren’t interested in preserving the Perkins-Nordine House.

One of Chicago’s oldest private clubs will sell its century-old building

The Standard Club on Plymouth Court will close.

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Chicago’s most endangered buildings of 2020

Preservation Chicago named the Thompson Center, Union Station Power House, and others to its annual list.

Saving Bronzeville’s Forum: Preservationists look to future by honoring the past

The redevelopment could be a catalyst for revitalizing the 43rd Street corridor.

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Chicago’s greatest remaining Gilded Age mansions

Surviving remnants of the indulgent bygone era exist throughout the city—if you know where to look.

Threatened Frank Lloyd Wright cottage moving to a new location

The 1913 structure won’t be demolished after all.

Downtown Chicago’s rare 19th-century row houses saved by new landmark district

The new designation protects 15 post-fire buildings on Chicago’s Near North Side.

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Chicago’s 10 most senseless demolitions, mapped

The city’s historic preservation movement didn’t always exist.

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10 notable Chicago projects designed by black architects

From parks to museums and schools

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Celebrate Black History Month by getting to know these 10 landmarks

Famous African-American churches, newspapers, and cultural sites.

Lakeview’s landmarked Serbian museum is back as a $2.3M fixer-upper

The 1902 mansion has a cave-themed bar in the basement.

Chicago’s orange streetlight glow is disappearing. Is that a good thing?

LEDs are replacing the orange high-pressure sodium lights.

Take a look at how these homeowners restored their Chicago bungalows

Lovely gardens, restored tilework, and rehabbed kitchens.

What’s happening with the Thompson Center sale?

"The Thompson Center has outlived its useful life in its current state," said Governor Pritzker.

Historic Romanesque church in Bronzeville clears key step for landmark protection

Blackwell-Israel Samuel A.M.E. Zion Church has a notable architectural and cultural legacy.

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12 historic Chicago buildings reborn as hotels

Outdated office towers, private clubs, and industrial warehouses get second chances as trendy guest rooms.

19 rare Queen Anne cottages have survived 125 years of development

Now the Claremont Cottages will be protected with a landmark district.

What you should know about the 130-year-old Auditorium Theatre

The national landmark celebrates its 130th anniversary.

A historic church in Bronzeville with civil rights legacy could get landmark protection

Martin Luther King Jr. gave a sermon at the neoclassical Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in 1967.

Historic hotel redevelopment of premier Chicago railroad company headquarters seeks landmark status

Designed in 1904, the historic building housed headquarters for Chicago & North Western Railway.

A Queen Anne built in 1892 will become landmark in Irving Park

It was owned by the investor John Nuveen

Century-old former synagogue in Logan Square reborn as apartments, pocket park

The project preserves a historic building and brings public open space to the Palmer Square community.

Preservationists host free tours of Chicago’s threatened Thompson Center

The city’s "postmodern people’s palace" should remain a public space some argue.

Gold Coast greystone bites the dust for upcoming 22-story tower

Built as a single-family residence, the 19th-century structure at 16 W. Maple recently housed a restaurant.

10 historic rehab projects honored with city preservation awards

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks reveals 2019 Excellence in Preservation Award winners.

University of Chicago demolishes historic building near Jackson Park

The 1928 structure will be replaced by a vacant lot for the foreseeable future.

New riverwalk and renovated apartments open at historic Lathrop Homes

There’s a circular dog run, winding river path, and bright units.

Future unclear for threatened Union Station power house

Amtrak could make a decision to demolish the historic riverfront structure soon.

Oak Park’s Unity Temple scores national historic preservation award

The famous Frank Lloyd Wright building earned a Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award.

Aurora’s historic Masonic temple destroyed in fire after years of vacancy

The temple’s hulking design can make it a tough redevelopment project

Historic Kenwood church could become apartments, coworking space

The latest proposal for St. James Methodist Church would preserve more of its sanctuary.

Uptown’s Clarendon Park Community Center is getting a $14.8M makeover

The project will spare the 103-year-old building from the wrecking ball.

Five little-known facts about the historic Chicago Water Tower

The historic Chicago Water Tower is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019

Frank Lloyd Wright visitor center rejected by Oak Park officials

The controversial addition threatened two nearby historic properties.

Old Irving Park brewery, North Lawndale lofts earn preservation awards

Chicago’s Eris Cider House and Lofts on Arthington were among nine Illinois projects to earn special recognition.

Antique shop owner keeps meticulous records of demolished workers cottages

Eric Nordstrom, owner of Urban Remains, tries to find a story in the homes’ artifacts

This weekend, explore Chicago’s endangered architectural treasures by bus

Preservation Chicago’s annual "Chicago 7 Most Endangered" bus tour returns on Saturday.

Union Station food hall, new Clinton Street entrance moves forward

Amtrak wants to open the new dining and retail complex next year.

Landmarked Ukrainian Village church starts new life as high-end condos

Units in the 114-year-old fromer St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church start at $580K.