Examples of Chicago Architecture Gone, Going and Here To Stay (for now)

March 01, 2010

Chicago history preservation with it’s architecture is a touchy subject for many.  So many significant structures have gone the way of the wrecking ball even before the historical nature of them were fully realized.   The Making Chicago Home blog reviews some buildings such as the Farwell Building, 1927, 660-664 N. Michigan Ave., the The Old Mercantile Exchange Building, 1927 and others as examples of the ‘tragedies’ of Chicago’s architectural past.  Many more remain at risk and or in a precarious position such as the Uptown Theatre where preservationists attempt to resurrect the theater to its once glorious past.  Can they come up with the estimated $40 million needed to fully restore the theater?

Chicago is filled with many more remaining architectural treasures that need work, local civic cheerleaders and a often a practical modern use that some current buildings sorely lack.  The Chicago Preservation Society is good place to start and learn how to get involved in saving important parts of Chicago’s past.

Categories: City of Chicago

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