Chicago's Endangered Landmarks


Last spring, Landmark Illinois, a non-profit preservation group, released their annual list of the most endangered historic places in the state. In addition to that list, they recently announced the Chicagoland Watch List, consisting of the ten most endangered landmarks in the Chicago area. Included in the list is the Castle Car Wash (pictured above) which was built in 1925 and is the last intact filling station. Also included is the first YWCA building in Chicago, built in 1894 at 830 S. Michigan Ave; the Charles G. Dawes House in Evanston, built in 1894; as well as the many ornamental, hit-or-miss awesome, neon signs. And if something doesn't happen to the William F. Ross House in Glencoe, is will be first intact Frank Lloyd Wright home to be torn down in more than 30 years. So someone, please buy it. Anyone? Or visit their website to find out more, less costly ways you can help save a little piece of Chicago's history. [Trib]

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