Historic Chicago Mod Kitchen May Cook Once Again
Feb19

Historic Chicago Mod Kitchen May Cook Once Again

Chicago loves architecture history. But it has a bad habit of tearing it down and leaving it strewn around the region. Now a historic kitchen has a chance of being loved once again. Landmarks Illinois disassembled the kitchen and moved it into storage of safe keeping. Now it’s looking for someone to give the kitchen a new home, in a place where the public can get to know not only its important design, but its important history....

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Landmarks to Consider Johnson Publishing Building Residential Conversion
Sep06

Landmarks to Consider Johnson Publishing Building Residential Conversion

At its regular monthly meeting tomorrow, a committee of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks will consider a request to allow the conversion of the former Johnson Publishing Building (820 South Michigan Avenue) from offices to residential use. The 11-story brutalist building designed by John W. Moutoussamy was the headquarters of the Johnson empire for decades — a media conglomerate best known for decades for its Ebony and Jet...

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Saving Michigan Avenue’s Ugliest Building
Jan11

Saving Michigan Avenue’s Ugliest Building

Johnson Publishing is moving out of its eponymous building at 820 South Michigan Avenue.  It’s moving into the top three floors of the Borg Warner Building (200 South Michigan Avenue).  It was just last week that the Tribune mentioned that a company was interested in the top three floors of that building, and it turns out to be Johnson. The old building is now owned by Columbia College, which is spreading through the South Loop...

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