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Kendall College Block

Bounded by Orrington Ave., Colfax St., Sherman Ave. and Lincoln St.,
Evanston

 

The five historic structures on this block will soon be vacated by Kendall College, which has relocated to Chicago. A developer has proposed a new residential project on the site, which calls for demolition of the existing buildings. This block includes several early-20th century residences and Wesley Hall, the school’s former administration building, which was built in

 
 

1907 for the former Swedish Methodist Episcopal Theological Seminary. Although these structures are included in the Northeast Evanston Historic District—a local landmark—their protection is not assured. An exclusion last year of eight buildings from the district, as part of an out-of-court legal settlement with Northwestern University, has set a dangerous precedent. The developer of this site is seeking a similar action by the city to accommodate its proposed development.

 

 

 

 
     

 

 

 

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