Andersonville School Close to Becoming a Landmark
Jun10

Andersonville School Close to Becoming a Landmark

Chicago’s Landmarks Commission has approved a plan to make the former Lyman Trumbull school building in Andersonville the city’s newest landmark. The building on the northwest corner of Ashland and Foster was designed by Dwight H. Perkins (once of Burnham & Root), and built in 1909. Lyman Trumbull school building (Via Apple Maps) A report for the Landmarks Commission describes the building thusly: Trumbull is regarded...

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Trumbull Must Trundle Along Another Timeline
Sep27

Trumbull Must Trundle Along Another Timeline

This past July we were delighted to bring you the news that a shuttered Chicago Public School was getting ready to begin a second chapter in its life.  Dwight Perkins‘, Trumbull Elementary School at 5200 North Ashland Avenue in Andersonville was going to be redeveloped into residences and a performing arts space for The Timeline Theater. Now, part of that plan is out the window. After much hard work buy all parties involved, it...

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Another Former Chicago Public School Closer to Starting a New Life
Jul18

Another Former Chicago Public School Closer to Starting a New Life

Three years after the last school bell rang, Lyman Trumbull Elementary School at 5200 North Ashland Avenue in Andersonville is a step closer to opening its doors once again. The city’s zoning board has approved a proposal to turn the century-old building into dozens of new residences and a community theater.  The Timeline Theater would occupy the ground floor of the 1909 building, and 49 condominiums would be carved out of the...

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10 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About The Rookery
Mar06

10 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About The Rookery

You say you play a pretty mean game of Chicago architecture trivia? We’ll assume you’re a real hoot at cocktail parties. But do you REALLY know all the fun facts about the iconic Loop masterpiece The Rookery? We shall see. Give yourself one point if you know all of the following Rookery facts. A score of 5 or lower requires you to attend weekly Wednesday lectures at the Chicago Architecture Foundation for a month. A perfect 10 score...

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