A Look at Where All That Adopt-a-Landmark Money Goes in Chicago
Dec05

A Look at Where All That Adopt-a-Landmark Money Goes in Chicago

For the last five years, real estate developers in Chicago have been using a city program called Adopt-a-Landmark to get things out of City Hall, and vice-versa. It’s one of the key tools that developers use to cram a little more height into a space that was meant for less. In essence, if they write a check to the Adopt-a-Landmark program, they can add a few more floors to the fancy downtown office buildings, condos, hotels, and...

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West Side Church Where Dr. King Spoke is Chicago’s Newest Landmark
Aug30

West Side Church Where Dr. King Spoke is Chicago’s Newest Landmark

Sunday morning, Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined the congregation of the Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church (3622 West Douglas Boulevard) in North Lawndale to celebrate its addition to Chicago’s official landmarks list. The building was designed by Joseph W. Cohen & Co. and opened in 1925 as the First Romanian Congregation Synagogue, and served the area’s Jewish community, both Jews who moved from the old Maxwell Market...

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