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Chicagoland Watch List

Archive 2002-2009



Landmarks Illinois' Chicagoland Watch List was introduced in 2002. While some of these structures or sites have been saved; others have been demolished. However, for the majority the fight for preservation continues.


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Lincoln-Fullerton Streetscape, Chicago – still threatened MORE

South Side Masonic Temple, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Three Threatened Frank Lloyd Wright Houses, Chicago, Glencoe, Lake Bluff  –
Glencoe saved, others still threatened

Cornelius Field House, Highland Park – saved MORE

Rose House and Pavilion, Highland Park  – saved MORE

Former Libertyville Township High School, Libertyville – to be demolished MORE

Historic Alden Road, McHenry County – still threatened MORE

Church of the Resurrection, West Chicago – still threatened MORE

The Colony at the Chicago Golf Club, DuPage County – still threatened MORE




Castle Car Wash, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Fine Arts Building Annex, Chicago – faηade saved MORE

Harper Theater Buildings, Chicago – saved AWARD

Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago – demolished MORE  

YWCA, Chicago – demolished MORE 

David C. Cook Publishing Company, Elgin – still threatened MORE   

Elgin Mental Health Center, Elgin – still threatened MORE

Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston – saved  MORE

William F. Ross House, Glencoe – saved MORE

The Park Subdivision, Glenview – still threatened MORE

Yunker School, Orland Township – saved MORE

Hangar 1, Chicago Executive Airport (Palwaukee Airport), Wheeling –

Vanishing Neon, Chicagoland Region – still threatened MORE 




Central School, Mount Prospect – saved MORE

Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago – saved MORE

Foley-Rice Cadillac Dealership, Oak Park – still threatened MORE

Gunner’s Mates School, North Chicago – demolished MORE  

Harmening Homestead, Hanover Park – demolished MORE 

Illinois Central Hospital, Chicago – demolished MORE   

Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago – demolished MORE

Old Masonic Temple, Waukegan– still threatened MORE

Queen Anne Cottages, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Raber House, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Recycled Paper Greetings Buildings, Chicago – saved MORE

River Forest Bank Building, River Forest – saved MORE 

St. Laurence Church, Chicago – demolished MORE 




Chicago Athletic Association Building and Annex, Chicago – saved MORE

Chicago Daily Defender Building, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Evanston Landmarks, Evanston – 1218 Elmwood, 1722 Central demolished; 2100 Ridge still threatened MORE

Guaranty Bank & Trust, Chicago – saved MORE  

Lakeshore Athletic Club, Chicago – saved MORE 

Lathrop Homes, Chicago – still threatened MORE   

McKee House - Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, DuPage County – still threatened MORE

Mid-Century Residences, Riverwoods – still threatened MORE

Nielsen-Andres Residence, Tinley Park – demolished  MORE

Sacred Heart Chapel – Barat College, Lake Forest – demolished MORE

Washburne Trade School, Chicago – demolished MORE

Wilder Mansion, Elmhurst – saved MORE 




Cermak Road Bridge District, Chicago – saved MORE

Civic Center, Evanston – saved MORE

Downtown Churches, Joliet – Christ Episcopal demolished, St. Mary’s still threatened MORE 

Hospitals, Aurora and Chicago – still threatened, Doctors Hospital demolished MORE  

Israel-Samuel A.M.E. Zion Church, Chicago – saved MORE 

Keck & Keck Subdivision, Glencoe – still threatened MORE   

Main Post Office, Chicago – still threatened MORE

New York Life Building, Chicago – saved MORE

Ravenswood Club Building, Chicago – saved MORE

Rosenwald Apartments, Chicago – rehab pending MORE

Union Station, Chicago – saved MORE

Westinghouse High School, Chicago – demolished  MORE




Becker-Segal Estate, Highland Park – saved MORE

Daily News Building Mural, Chicago – still threatened MORE

Hotel LaSalle Garage, Chicago – demolished MORE

Judson Homestead, Oswego – demolished MORE

Kendall College Block, Evanston – demolished MORE  

Neighborhood Theaters, Chicago – still threatened, Patio saved  MORE     

New York Life Building, Chicago – saved MORE

River Forest Women’s Club, River Forest – saved MORE

Root-Badger House, Kenilworth – saved MORE

Westinghouse High School, Chicago – demolished MORE




15 Burton Place, Chicago – demolished  PHOTO

730-40 Rush Street, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

Main  Post Office, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

Des Plaines Theater, Des Plaines – still threatened PRESS PHOTO

Glos Mansion, Elmhurst – saved PHOTO

Illinois Tollway Oases – demolished PHOTO

Jewel Tea Co. Headquarters, Barrington – demolished PHOTO

La Casita Court Apartments, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

NWCTU, Evanston – still threatened PHOTO

Old Bridgeport, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

Palm Tavern, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Quinn Chapel AME, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Rainbo Gardens, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

South Side Masonic Temple, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO




Assumption School, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Berwyn National Bank, Berwyn – saved PHOTO

Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Cook County Hospital, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

CTA Brown Line and Adjacent Buildings, Chicago – saved PHOTO

C. S. Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake  – saved PHOTO

W. H. Knight House, Hinsdale – demolished PHOTO

Local Landmark Ordinances – still threatened PHOTO

J. S. Marsh House, Winnetka – demolished PHOTO

Metropolitan Community Church, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Promontory Point, Chicago – still threatened PHOTO

South Water Street Market, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Uptown Square National Register District, Chicago – saved PHOTO

Westinghouse High School, Chicago – demolished PHOTO

Wolff and Wiles Residences, Chicago – saved PHOTO







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