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Neighbors Launch Preservation Push in Bronzeville: Save Our Stable!

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As we reported in September, a long-vacant building designed by Holabird and Roche in Bronzeville is facing imminent demolition. On Tuesday night, a group of stakeholders and neighbors gathered to discuss the history of the building and chart out a vision for its rehabilitation.

The permit was issued in late October; time is quickly running out. But with the help of Preservation Chicago and Landmarks Illinois, the ad-hoc group has a plan and an online petition to save it.

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Facing Demolition: The Last Remaining Boston Store Stable

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Boston Company Stables [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

UPDATE November 13th

The Boston Store stable building in Bronzeville is facing imminent demolition.

Neighbors are convening today at 6PM at 4245 King Dr to explore last minute options for preservation and learn about the history of the building. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Original article below.

A pending demolition permit indicates the last remaining Boston Store Stable building won’t get a chance for reuse. This building at 4340 S. Vernon in Bronzeville served as a horse stable and parcel station for the Boston Store, constructed around the same time (1906) as the company’s massive massive new department store at State and Madison.

Designed by the firm of Holabird and Roche, this unique historic structure is a link to another era.

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Windowless and Vacant

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Long vacant and windowless grand Romanesque residential building at 36th and Michigan serves as visual wall for cell phone tower on its lot


South Side Community Arts Center

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South Side Community Arts Center

[Debbie Mercer]

3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The building was built in 1893 as a home grain merchant George A. Seaverns, Jr. The architect was Gustav Hallberg. In 1940, the building was converted to an arts center. Among its alumni are Gordon Parks and Archibald Motley.

Debbie Mercer

More information on the South Side Community Arts Center