What buildings in Chicago are most endangered this year? Find out at the unveiling of the 19th annual “Chicago 7,” a list from Preservation Chicago that identifies significant structures preservationists hope to protect from the wrecking ball.
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Preservation Chicago executive director Ward Miller announces the most endangered Chicago buildings in 2021 and shares the story behind each selection. In past years, these “Chicago 7” lists have brought public attention to the plight of structures sufficient to save them from demolition.
Program Speaker: Ward Miller
Ward Miller is the executive director of Preservation Chicago, a position he has held since 2013. For more than 30 years, Miller has advocated for the preservation of Chicago’s historic buildings. He spent two decades on the issues committee for Landmarks Illinois and served as vice president of Logan Square Preservation for 15 years. He also helped the City Club of Chicago in its efforts to save the Chicago Theatre, the Page Brothers Building and several buildings on Block 37. Prior to his current role, Miller worked on many other restoration projects including Holy Family Church, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Heller House and the grand staircase at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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