To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor calls for the replacement of the Point’s unique limestone buttresses with ugly poured cement revetments, “beautiful for a stroll” “look(s) quite nice”…yech! The already installed cement is unnatural, already crumbling, cracking & breaking in several places. Meanwhile, our Promontory retains its rustic charm. If there is(…)
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Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives for the exterior restoration of five residential buildings in the Pullman neighborhood.
The 2013 Marian and Leon Despres Preservation Award winner: The University of Chicago and the Woodlawn Home Owners Association
The University of Chicago and the Woodlawn Home Owners Association for the creation of Planned Development 43, Sub-Area O, on the 5700 block of South Woodlawn Avenue.
The 2013 Jean F. Block award winner: Richard A. Courage for “The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.”
Richard A. Courage for “The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.” This is a highly informative and accessible examination of the African American cultural phenomenon in Chicago’s South Side.
Museum of Science and Industry Free Days. Days vary, beginning Sept. 4, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414, msichicago.org. Visit http://bit.ly/trpTJ9 for a complete list.
The Jackson Park Advisory Council, Louise McCurry, President, for the restoring the Park’s natural areas, establishing a strong volunteer force, and resurrecting the natural area surrounding LaRabida Children’s Hospital.
The Washington Park Conservancy, Madiem Kawa, President, for its commitment to the Park’s natural history, its multitude of volunteer and outreach programs, and its promotion of Washington Park’s history.
Stephen A. Treffman, HPHS Board Member Emeritus, long time HPHS archivist, and most recently, curator of the exhibit, “Matchbooks and Menus,” that celebrates the past century of Hyde Park’s commercial history.