Chicago YIMBY wants to highlight some of the preservation wins seen across the city in the last few years, with updates as of late having demonstrated the importance of preserving the city’s architectural legacy. Recent examples include the Washington Park National Bank redevelopment in Woodlawn where the redesign now incorporates the existing facade after locals demanded it be saved, and Epworth Church in Edgewater where buyers pulled their demolition application this week. Varying in sizes, restoration projects keep the city’s history alive in a tangible way for many.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the submission of the Ramova Theater located at 3518 S Halsted Street in Bridgeport to the National Historic Register. Designed by Chicago architect Meyer O. Nathan, the neighborhood theater opened simultaneously with its sister theater, the Music Box, in Lake View in 1929.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved plans to redevelop the Ramova Theater located at 3518 S Halsted Street in Bridgeport. Fronting S Halsted Street, the project site is located just south of W 35th Street. The theatre was originally built in 1929, designed by architect Myer O Nathan. Our Revival Chicago LLC is the developer behind the rehabilitation, led by Tyler Nevius.