Old Cook County Hospital
Cook County has issued the Market Rate RFP for 10 acres of strategic urban
development real estate including the Old Cook County Hospital building. The
Market Rate RFP seeks master developer teams to redevelop the strategic, excess
real estate in the heart of the Illinois Medical District and adjacent to
downtown Chicago for mixed-use and revenue generating projects. The RFP
solicitation, reference documents, and timetable are all available on the
County's redevelopment website. View Landmarks Illinois’
reuse study submittal to the County in October, 2014, which was done as part
of a County-sponsored civic group charrette. View Landmarks Illinois’
original reuse plan from 2003 and the
history of the campaign to save Old Cook County.
Old Cook County Hospital, 1900 W. Harrison Street, Chicago.
Credit: Lisa DiChiera, Landmarks Illinois
Historic Tax Credit
educating communities about the need for a statewide historic tax credit
program, and the benefits of the federal historic tax credit program,
Landmarks Illinois scheduled eight historic tax credit workshops
throughout the state this summer and fall. The free workshops highlight the
findings of Landmarks Illinois’ state historic tax credit economic study,
released in October 2013, which concluded that such a program would pay for
itself and create needed jobs. [more]
Photo: Metropolitan Hall Lofts, 324-330 East State St.,
Rockford. This $3 million mixed use project, scheduled for completion in
fall, 2014, will contain 8 market rate residential loft apartments and
ground-level retail. The project’s financing includes the federal historic
tax credit and the current state historic tax credit. The property is
located in the River’s Edge district of Rockford.
2014 Ten Most Endangered Historic Places
Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list was announced by Landmarks
Illinois at an April 1st press conference in Springfield. From important
corner commercial buildings to a pre-Civil War marine hospital to a historic
planned manufacturing district to a 19th century “fresh air in the country”
camp designed by noted landscape architect Jens Jensen—the 2014 “Ten Most”
list includes a remarkable variety of structures.
(left to right) McAuley Schoolhouse, West Chicago (credit: Courtesy of Adam B. Gibbons); Uptown Theatre, Chicago (credit: Bob Nick, Friends of the Uptown Theatre)
Saved For Future Generations
to watch this moving video about the work of Landmarks Illinois which
profiles three important projects and the people whose lives they have
touched. Landmarks Illinois sincerely thanks JAQ Corp., architects for the
Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church project, for its donation of the use of project
photos for this video.
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Historic Chicago Theaters
Thursday, November 20
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
At the next Preservation Snapshots lecture,
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune theater critic will talk about the history of the
Auditorium Theatre as a performance venue in the context of Chicago’s great
collection of historic theaters. [more]
(photo) Chris Jones
For Sale: Imperiled Buildings
Use the following link to view listings have been submitted to Landmarks
Illinois and represent buildings for sale of historic interest.
Click Here to view the Landmarks
Illinois Restoration Resources guide. This on-line guide provides property
owners and design professionals with access to professional services,
products, craftspeople, and other experts related to the maintenance,
restoration, and rehabilitation of older structures.
In the News
Check out highlights from the
Recent Past Survey
of Suburban Cook County. Photo: 2400 S. Home Ave., Berwyn.