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