Archive for September 2019

The Sign Goes Up: A Preservation Chicago 7 Endangered Building Is Up For Auction

This sign in front of the former Loretto/Institute of the Blessed Virgin greeted me as I arrived home last night: One can only hope a preservation minded individual with good intentions will purchase the building.

Top Ten Ways To Recognize That Your Neighborhood Is Gentrifying

10.  You get calls from investors wanting to buy your property. 9.  The new people at the bus stop don’t make eye contact or speak/nod in acknowledgement. 8.  Historical preservation tour buses are becoming more and more common. 7.  Air BnB’s start popping up. 6.  Infrastructure starts getting fixed. 5.  Realtors in *really* fancy cars... Read more »