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.
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.
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.
Chicago’s 10 most senseless demolitions, mapped
The city’s historic preservation movement didn’t always exist.
10 notable Chicago projects designed by black architects
From parks to museums and schools
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.
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Outdated office towers, private clubs, and industrial warehouses get second chances as trendy guest rooms.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.