Prentice Womens’ Hospital Gets a Reprieve… For Now

Today, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks was supposed to discuss whether the embattled Prentice Womens’ Hospital (320 East Huron Street) is worthy of designation as a Chicago landmark. ┬áThis would have given preservation groups some small ammunition in their fight to save the unique structure from demolition. ┬áSee our previous coverage here, and here. A small group of Prentice preservationists showed up at Chicago City Hall to...

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Streeterville to Become More Bland

One of the few non-box-shaped buildings in Streeterville has a date with a wrecking ball. The Chicago Tribune reports that Northwestern University wants to tear down the old Prentice Womens’ Hospital (320 East Huron Street) and replace it wit a new building. This doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, and there were lots of murmurs that this was coming on the day that the new Prentice Womens’ Hospital and Maternity...

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