Tag: Preservation

Lee Bey dishes on the new landmarks

Lee Bey dishes on the new landmarks

If you have a few minutes to spare, they'll be well spent in listening to architecture critic and photographer Lee Bey's thoughts on mid-century m ...
City places landmark Raber House up for bid

City places landmark Raber House up for bid

The City's Department of Housing and Economic Development has put the John Raber House, a Chicago landmark, up for bid. The home, at 5760 S Lafayette ...
Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts receives preservation award

Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts receives preservation award

The landmark Morris Sachs building at 2800 N Milwaukee Ave in Logan Square, which had sat vacant for nearly 20 years, has been transformed into Ha ...
Master architectural preservationist Bill Lavicka

Master architectural preservationist Bill Lavicka

William "Bill" Lavicka impressed, charmed and captivated many people during his life, including many in the media, Don DeBat among them. Don becam ...
Chicago will miss Bill Lavicka

Chicago will miss Bill Lavicka

The time I saw Bill Lavicka, it was at his 62nd birthday party at a renovated home he called "Celestial House," and vocalist Sean Harris was singi ...
Bill Lavicka, Chicago’s most-endangered preservationist

Bill Lavicka, Chicago’s most-endangered preservationist

Bill Lavicka is a Chicago original, one of those outsize characters who create and preserve the built heritage the rest of us then take for grante ...
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