Hollywood Heavyweights Push To Preserve Theater in Chicago’s Sheridan Park Neighborhood
Jun20

Hollywood Heavyweights Push To Preserve Theater in Chicago’s Sheridan Park Neighborhood

  A group of actors is working with Preservation Illinois to pressure the city of Chicago into blocking a new apartment building on the north side. The development is planned for 4520 North Beacon Street, the current location of the Hull House Theater. Designed by Crombie Taylor and built in 1966, the theater has been the home of several theater troupes over the decades, some sporting names you’ve probably heard of like Jim...

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Taking Stock of Stockton

With the Bud Billiken Parade now safely behind us, school bells will be ringing at many Chicago Public Schools soon. When the kiddies return to Stockton Elementary (4420 North Beacon Street), they probably won’t notice, but much of the exterior of the school has been restored.  In this photo, you can see part of the parapet has been removed.  Much more extensive work is being done on other sides of the building.  Fortunately,...

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