Preservation Chicago has issued an open call for nominations for the organization’s “7 Most Endangered Buildings” list of 2021.
Anyone concerned about the fate of a particular building or home, be it threatened with demolition or suffering from neglect, is encouraged to submit it for consideration.
For a building to be eligible for the list, it must be historic, in danger and “too special to lose,” according to Preservation Chicago’s guidelines.
Nominations can be submitted via email to [email protected], social media channels or by calling 312-443-1000.
Though Preservation Chicago’s efforts have saved a number of buildings since the “most endangered” list was created in 2003, there have been losses as well, including an entrant on the 2020 list. The Chicago Town and Tennis Club Building in West Ridge, which dated back to the 1920s, met the wrecking ball in last June when it was torn down to make way for expanded housing on the Misericordia campus.
The final list for 2021 will be announced Feb. 24 via Zoom. Admission to the online event is free, but registration is required.