Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Emmett Till House Nominated As Finalist For Adopt-A-Landmark Grant

The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House has been selected as a finalist of the city’s Adopt-A-Landmark grant. Located at 6427 S St. Lawrence Avenue in West Woodlawn, the home was recently awarded landmark status in February with its plaque being installed in July on what would have been Emmett’s 80th birthday. The restoration and museum efforts are part of an $11 million project led by Blacks In Green which will include the purchase of two adjoining lots.

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Commission On Chicago Landmarks Approves Residential Development At 4543 S Ellis Avenue In North Kenwood

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved a new residential development 4543 S Ellis Avenue in North Kenwood. Located on an unusually wide Chicago lot within a row of historical stone homes north of E 46th Street, the small project is being developed by Exbud LLC and designed by AP Architects. Due to being within the North Kenwood Historic District, the project needed to take into consideration its surroundings and fit in within the site context.

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Commission On Chicago Landmarks Proceeds With Warner House Nomination In Austin

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has decided to move forward with pursuing landmark status for the Seth Warner house located at 631 N Central Avenue in Austin. The house, just north of the corner with W Ohio Street, was recently nominated by Preservation Chicago along with a handful of other sites last month and is moving ahead with pursuing the status. The commission hopes that its proximity to the Invest South/West projects in Austin will help gather momentum in the restoration and preservation of the home.

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Commission On Chicago Landmarks Approves Rehab At 2032 N Clybourn Avenue In Lincoln Park

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the rehabilitation of the Ludlow Typograph Building at 2032 N Clybourn Avenue in Lincoln Park. Sitting on the corner of N Clybourn Avenue and N Magnolia Avenue, the historical manufacturing building will see new life as a mixed-use development by Annexation LLC with designers GREC Architects. The structure and its two acres of land were recently bought from the previous owners for $15 million and sits adjacent to the Lincoln Yards mega-development.

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