What kind of God allows a church to burn down on Good Friday? That’s the question that came to mind when the 130-year-old Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at Stewart and 63rd Street went up in flames earlier this month, followed by a familiar answer: the same god that has allowed slavery, Holocaust, plague, war, and […]
Everybody knows, especially at this season of the year, it’s a bad idea to look a gift horse in the mouth. But what if he opens it? What if he flashes you a great big horsey smile? And you just can’t look away fast enough? I’m asking because we got a wonderful gift last week, […]
Trudging east on Randolph toward the Siskel Center on a gloomy, COVID-depopulated early evening last week, I heard something that stopped me in my tracks: “Mom, mom, what’s that building?” I turned to see the source. A boy of ten or so was pulling at his mother’s arm as they walked south on Clark. With […]
Can we save his most important Chicago building?
A new building filled with social service and education amenities at Altgeld Gardens is a test case for the limits of design and architecture.
But Protect Our Parks says more legal challenges are coming for the Jackson Park plan.
Preservation Chicago releases its 2020 list.
Endangered: Chicago’s ‘best’ postmodern building
Jackson Park is the designated site of the Obama Presidential Library.
Also, local preservationists want landmark designation for Emmett Till’s Woodlawn home.
Preservation Chicago’s 2017 list of endangered structures also includes the Union Station Power House and Altgeld Gardens.
Rahm Emanuel’s new idea for the Lucas Museum will run into its own objections.
A Victorian three-flat on historic West Burton Place faces demolition unless the city designates the unique street a historic district.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, November 19
Edo Belli’s mid-20th-century Cuneo Hospital complex is headed for destruction.