Logan Square Preservation (the “Works” was eventually dropped) has been instrumental in encouraging preservation in Logan Square both at the municipal level and through individual partnerships with the caretakers of our neighborhood, including by:
- helping to influence the City of Chicago’s decision to designate the Logan Square Boulevards District and the Milwaukee–Diversey–Kimball District as Chicago landmarks, and
- advocating for the adaptive reuse of buildings such as the Comfort Station (Tour Site 4) and recently, the Logan Square Boys & Girls Club (Tour Site 16).
Logan Square Preservation also invests in the beauty and health of our famous boulevards, planting and caring for trees and ensuring that the boulevards are a green space for all. Through our recent collaborative work with neighborhood partners and elected officials, Logan Square Preservation has encouraged the preservation of vernacular residential and commercial buildings throughout the neighborhood, particularly on corridors such as Milwaukee Avenue. We have maintained a collaborative relationship in the stewardship of the Illinois Centennial Monument, keeping our most visible landmark a beacon of Logan Square.
In addition to all of these activities, Logan Square Preservation continues to offer a biennial house and garden walk. With help from our volunteer organizers, guides, and hosts, this signature event brings thousands of architecture fans from across Chicago and beyond to our neighborhood to view elegant, castle-like greystones, soaring houses of worship, Prairie School masterpieces, and cozy workers’ cottages, as well as some of our neighborhood’s most creative home gardens.