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    To Educate about, Preserve and Beautify

    our Historic Neighborhood

  • Chicago Worker's Cottage Initiative

    Chicago Worker's Cottage Initiative aims to preserve a key part of Chicago's vernacular architecture.

    The Initiative

    Visit the Chicago Workers Cottage Initiative at www.workerscottage.org

    Begun by LSP member Tom Vlodek, the initiative is a city-wide effort to raise awareness about worker's cottages and the challenges they face today. Key among those — these smaller, affordable homes are often targeted for demolition.

    Here in Logan Square

    The initiative began in April 2021 with a pilot survey here in Logan Square. Architecture students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago identified and documented worker's cottages through distinctive features. The exercise was complicated by 100 or more years of maintenance and modification — often without regard for their original style.

  • Get Involved

    Activities within LSP are organized under several standing committees. Start with the contacts here to find activities that fit your interests.

    Membership

    Contact us about Membership

    Membership is tasked with engaging existing members, promoting LSP and preservation in the neighborhood community and the City in order to grow our organization. (The Membership committee currently does not have a chairperson.)

    Outreach and Communications

    Contact the Chair – Steve Isakson

    Outreach includes initiatives to work with LSP members and the larger Logan Square community in fulfillment of the first pillar of LSP's mission: Educate. Outreach and communication are important to maintaining a sense of place, a key component of the character of Logan Square that makes our neighborhood more than rows of houses and condos. The committee also manages branding and operates LSP's online and social media.

    Contact the Chair – Matt Bergstrom

    Archival fulfills a key part of the second pillar of LSP's mission: Preserve. The committee acquires and preserves photos, documents, ephemera and all kinds of other artifacts from the history of Logan Square. The committee also maintains an online catalog of our collection.

    Contact the Co-Chairs – Kate Paris-Tsan and Bruce Anderson

    Preservation & Restoration are the balance of LSP's mission to Preserve. The committee organizes many activities to promote and maintain the historic character and resources of our neighborhood. That includes advocating for historic preservation at community meetings and directly to City officials considering permits and zoning amendments.

    Beautification

    Contact the Chair – Shana Liberman

    The work of the Beautification committee has the most noticeable impact — mostly tree planting — and fulfills the third pillar of LSP's mission: Beautify. Beautification work encompasses all projects that improve the boulevards and the Logan Square neighborhood.

    Events

    Contact the Chair – Marcy Marzuki

    The Events committee helps build our neighborhood community by organizing LSP's events and fundraising. Member meet-ups are a great chance to get to know other preservation-minded neighbors, learn about historic parts of the neighborhood — and have some fun!

  • ABOUT LSP

    Mission

    Logan Square Preservation is a community organization dedicated to educating citizens about architecture, history and beautification.

     

    LSP holds membership meetings on the third Thursday of each month to discuss all issues and projects. The August 2021 meeting will be held in-person. Arrive early to meet and greet other members.

     

    Meeting Time: 7 PM

    Location: Meetings are held at the Minnekirken (Norwegian Lutheran Church)

    2614 N. Kedzie Blvd

     

    Learn more from our bylaws at this link. Logan Square Preservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

    Leadership

    President Andrew Schneider

    Vice-President Jaime Szubart

    Treasurer Bruce Anderson

    Secretary William Bennett

     

    Board of Directors

    Elizabeth Blasius – Josh Gartler
    Betsy Elsaesser – Steve Isakson
    Ron Kaminecki – Vicki Logan
    Shana Liberman – John Parizek
    Kate Slattery – Heidi Thornton
    Michelle Warner

    Comfort Station

    Comfort Station is a turn-of-the-century structure turned multidisciplinary arts space in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square. Originally a shelter for trolley riders in the early 1900s, the building was eventually defunct and was used to store the city’s lawn equipment for decades. The space was adopted and restored in 2010 by Logan Square Preservation and opened as its current incarnation as a community-focused art space in 2011.

    Annual Preservation Award

    Each December, Logan Square Preservation presents an award to the best preservation project for that year.

  • Become a Member

    • Receive information via newsletters, specific interest e-mail and neighborhood alerts 
    • Vote on issues important to the community
    • Participate in member-only events
    • Join a local organizing committee
    • Volunteer with us for local festivals and community events
    • Voice your opinions in local discussions

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    NEW MEMBERS – JOIN

    CURRENT / FORMER MEMBERS – RENEW

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  • CONTACT US

  • Make a Donation

    Logan Square Preservation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
    If you are interested in donating to Logan Square Preservation please complete the form below so that we can contact you directly by phone or email.
    Donations can be directed to a specific purpose or a general fund for LSP's mission and activities. LSP can accept donations of cash or marketable securities according to the Donation Acceptance Policy. Securities donations are facilitated by Modern Capital Concepts / LPL Financial, who generously waives transaction fees. Contact Khloe Karova at 312-316-8120 for additional details and instructions regarding securities.

    Logan Square Preservation will honor the request of donors who wish to remain anonymous.

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