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Judge Taylor Home

A transformation is taking place on Springfield’s east side. The Springfield Project, a neighborhood-based organization, recently completed the first phase of repairs to the pre-Civil War era Judge Taylor House for a future community center. The removal of asbestos siding and stabilization of the foundation was funded in part by an Landmarks Illinois Heritage Fund grant. The House, previously on Landmarks Illinois’ 2004 Most Endangered Historic Places ... To learn more…

Losing Chicago’s Modern … and Post-Modern … Heritage

As Chicago hosts its first Architecture Biennial, news and opinions about the future demolition of buildings by some of Chicago’s greatest architects – Gene Summers and Helmut Jahn – was announced and opined last week. Gene Summers’ Malcolm X College, designed in 1971, is planned for replacement as the City has issued an RFP for its demolition. To learn more…

Photo: Holy Family Church, Cahokia