A final landmark recommendation has been made by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for The Warehouse at 204-208 S Jefferson Street in West Loop Gate. Located in a small unassuming building near the intersection with W Adams Street, the structure is considered the birthplace of house music in the late 1970’s to 1980’s. Recently the building went up for sale with no protection against demolition, thus locals and house music fans helped lead the efforts towards landmark designation.
Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Tax incentives have been approved by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for the redevelopment of the LaSalle Street Cable Car Powerhouse at 500 N LaSalle Drive in River North. Located on the northwest corner with W Illinois Street adjacent to the recently completed 448 N LaSalle office building, the structure will once again become a restaurant from an overseas operator. London-based Hawksmoor will convert the space into a new steakhouse with an undisclosed designer.
A final landmark recommendation has been made by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for the Epworth Church at 5153 N Kenmore Avenue in Edgewater. Located south of the intersection with W Berwyn Avenue near Foster Beach, the structure’s landmark efforts were set off due to a demolition permit applied for last year by an undisclosed developer. Now the commission has recommended the approval of its landmark status to the church and adjoining community house.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has given the green light to a final landmark recommendation for the historic Netsch House. Situated at 1700 N Hudson Avenue, the iconic residence was constructed in 1974 by renowned architect Walter Netsch for himself and his wife, the trailblazing Dawn Clark Netsch. While the house is nestled within the Old Town Triangle Historic District, it currently lacks official designation as a contributing structure.
Prior to a final approval from City Hall, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks has recommended a landmark designation for the Promontory Point, a historic peninsula situated between 54th and 56th Streets in Hyde Park. Constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, this unique parkland features landscaping by esteemed designer Alfred Caldwell and is distinguished by the last remaining limestone revetments along Chicago’s lakefront.