Chicago is known for preserving many historic sites around the city, not only to preserve the city's past, but to remind us of the cultures that have lived here and the architects who have made them.
Over the past month, the list of sites has gotten a bit larger. Preservation Chicago has nominated seven new sites for landmark status with the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. The locations are spread across the city representing architectural styles, typologies, and scales that hold significance to the city.
Some of these sites include: South Port Lanes, a now-closed neighborhood institution with some of the last standing hand operated bowling lanes. Central Park Theater, a 1917 movie palace known for being the first in the world to offer mechanical air conditioning. And St. Anthony’s Church, Originally built to serve the large German Population in Bridgeport at the time.
If you want to know more about the buildings that are being preserved around the city, head on over to the main article here.