Sep 08

Logan Square House & Garden Walk featured on Curbed & Logan Square TV-Get your tickets today!

Do you love architecture? Interior tours of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes are available this Saturday. Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is this Saturday, September 13th. The starting point is the Serbian Church, 3062 W Palmer, where you will pick up your brochure and map. Interior tours are available anytime between the hours of 10AM-5PM (open house style)....

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Do you love architecture? Interior tours of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes are available this Saturday. Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is this Saturday, September 13th. The starting point is the Serbian Church, 3062 W Palmer, where you will pick up your brochure and map. Interior tours are available anytime between the hours of 10AM-5PM (open house style). The actual walk is self-paced and can be completed within a few hours.

More information and tickets available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Presale tickets are available to purchase until Friday, September 12th and available for pickup at Will Call the day of the walk.

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

You can get a sneak peak of one of the houses on LoganSquareTV:
http://logansquare.tv/?p=848

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

Sep 04

Updated Sep 06

Tragedy @ Cullerton/Michigan

The head of the stone gargoyle statue on the 2nd Presbyterian Church fell off the church at around 11:30 AM this morning, and with grave misfortune, hit a woman in the head. I was home (live across the street) and heard her companion's screams. I have attached a picture of the church tower and you can see where the head of the right gargoyle is missing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the woman's companion, her family and friends. I hope she survives this. I am so deeply saddened by this.

  • Ruby in Bronzeville Engaged neighborhood advocate

    Our prayers are with her companion and family - what an awful accident.

  • David Thomas Rowe university commons

    Wow, life turns on a dime. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims.

Sep 04

Updated Sep 05

Now the 2nd Presbyterian Church is being Inspected...

A day late...

  • They've been inspected every year and have passed. It's an unfortunate incident. I highly doubt the church wanted that to happen.

  • Silly to say the church didn't want it to happen...that could probably be a given. Also, despite an inspection by the city over a year ago, the church is still responsible to keep their structure sound. Given that they failed previous inspections, and the building is almost 113 years old, it should be relatively clear that they need to perform regular maintenance on the structure.

    No matter the intent, the fault lies clearly with the church and its operational management.

  • Craig Stanley Board President Locomobile Lofts

    No, the church only "passed" the last 2 years. It failed, at least according to the article I read yesterday, the previous 5 years. It's nonsense to think anyone wanted such a thing to happen, but in the years I have owned the loft directly across the street with the...

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    No, the church only "passed" the last 2 years. It failed, at least according to the article I read yesterday, the previous 5 years. It's nonsense to think anyone wanted such a thing to happen, but in the years I have owned the loft directly across the street with the absolutely most direct view of the tower, I have never seen a full-scale inspection of the church constructed of a material more suited to the Egyptian desert than the upper Midwest. And, I certainly have never seen the cherry picker with engineers scouring the bell tower's surface like I am watching this very moment. I have video of them tapping the surface and material falling off the side. So, I am not sure what inspection you are referring to, but I have never seen occur what's going on right now. The piece of metailc facade that fell and knocked the gargoyle loose is on each corner of the bell tower. Two on the southwest corner had already fallen off. It is not like this was an unknown issue or risk.

    I think the larger issue is what do we as a community and city do about buildings like the church. It was designated as a National Landmark last year, and was lauded far and wide for the prestige, but in the 18 months since that pronouncement occurred, I have not seen any of the broken windows fixed or the deteriorating exterior renovated. The most work I have seen performed is the doors were painted. I fully realize it is a private building and it is the church's responsibility to maintain it, but if we, as a society, so prize its presence that we impose legal restrictions on what can happen to it going forward, then we collectively need to contribute to its upkeep and not endanger those in and around the church.

Aug 28

Updated Aug 31

Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd...

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Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp. Sept 6, 2014

The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

  • Beyond the cremonial unveiling of a statue of Paul Laurence Dunbar,what is going on with the future educational curriculum of the underserved, disadvantaged predominantly AFRICAN-AMERICAN students who attend this revitalized urban high school campus in the historic Bronzeville community?

  • Certainly there must be some innovative writers workshops featuring the literary contributions of writers like Paul Lawrence Dunbar and other literary giants of the Black Cultural Renaissance that took place in Bronzeville! :-)

Aug 17

Updated Aug 18

Explosions

There have been repeated loud explosions during the day today. I called 311. They said they had several calls about it but knew nothing. I was transferred to 911 who also knew nothing. I was then transferred to fire dept and was told there was a "festival going on at Mercy Hospital" and that was the source of the explosions.

Aug 13

Updated Aug 15

Will burns and Rahm at jones college prep

I have never been as infuriated as I was today when alderman Fioretti was excluded from the jones festivities. Will burns had nothing to do with jones. Fioretti worked tirelessly with all parties to make Jones what it is today, now Rahm and burns have excluded him and taking credit. Their behavior is disgraceful and disrespectful. Contact them and express your sentiments.

  • For those of you in the second ward who will become part of the third or fourth ward... all I can say is "Welcome to the Terror Dome"!!!

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    Hey, the old 25th kinda sux rocks too since Solis, who had some clout and lived inTri-Taylor has gone to Chinatown and now Irwin gets ghetto to University and the guy who has strip parties in the hood for his buddies is sure to win...groan. Some folks are hoping Fioretti decides to run in this district. So bleeped up!

Aug 12

Pershing East back to school August 29, 2014

Back to School Event at Pershing East 8/29/14

We are looking for people to help Barbaque 8/29 at the Pershing Picnic.
If you can grill a hot dog this is you.
Please contact the office if you are available. Call 773-534-9272


773-534-9272



773-534-9272
Please contact the office if you are available.


773-534-9272
Please Please contact the office if you are available.
Hey come for just 2-3 hours...

773-534-9272
Shalom

Aug 12

Preshing East Event August 29, 2014

Back to School Event at Pershing East 8/29/14

We are looking for people to help Barbaque 8/29 at the Pershing Picnic.
If you can grill a hot dog this is for you....

Please contact the office if you are available.


773-534-9272
Please contact the office if you are available.


773-534-9272
Please Please contact the office if you are available.
Hey come for just 2-3 hours...

773-534-9272
Shalom

Jul 28

Updated Jul 29

Dearborn Park Yard Sale

Does anyone know if the annual yard sale is scheduled to take place in September this year in Dearborn Park? Thanks.

  • Yes. September 20. If you'd like a booth contact sandi@southloopneighbors.org

  • Thank you so much for the information. I will contact them!

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