Chicago Gets Three New Listings On National Register Of Historic Places

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has three new listings in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced the listings Wednesday. The properties are a 1950s residential development, a wholesale florist market and an apartment building from the 1920s.

The Parkway Garden Homes were designed by and for African Americans after World War II. It’s located in the 6300 to 6500 block of S. Martin Luther King Drive.

The Wholesale Florist Exchange was built in 1927 and, at the time, was one of the nation’s largest wholesale florist markets. It’s at 1313 W. Randolph St.

The third listing in the National Register of Historic Places is a 1920s building on the city’s North Side that retains much of its original historic integrity. It’s at 2440 N. Lakeview Ave.

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  • Jim Hamilton

    What about the historical roll that it has played in political corruption? That should earn it a beautiful monumental wall with all of its high profile crooks on it ranging from Al Capone to Madam Rose to Rod Balogojevich. If you could even make a wall big enough to list them all.

  • Jim Hamilton

    I know this all sounds harsh and a lot of people think I’m just bashing Chicago and I am but it’s not just me this is what most people think of you. Why do you think your tourism numbers have plummeted there are shootings up t0 15 per day in broad daylight people are robbed at bus stops and shot even after they give up the stuff. Yet you expect anyone from any other state who carries a fire arm everyday without incident to put down his firearm and walk in to this mess with their loved ones for family fun. Do you think people are that stupid? They don’t need Chicago. Chicago Memorial Day Violence: Six Dead, At Least 21 Wounded In Shootings 2011. I have come to believe that the criminals have got the politicians afraid of them they are a bunch of cowards every last one of them afraid of the criminals. That’s the only citizens that I see Illinois protecting with its gun laws are the criminals so when Coleen Daley says it would take away the states right to protect its citizens, She is really saying it will take away the states rights to protect its criminals

    • Jim Hamilton

      I should have clarified the Chicago cook county politicians are the cowards

      • Afro

        DECATUR, Ill. (CBS) — A downstate lawmaker would like to kick Chicago and Cook County out of the Illinois.
        CBS 2 Political Producer Ed Marshall says state Rep. Bill Mitchell (R-Decatur) finds that Cook County dominates all politics and legislation in Springfield, and he thinks it is time for the state to cut its largest population center adrift for the “betterment” of the rest of Illinois.
        He says Cook County should be allowed to exist apart from the state like the District of Columbia, with its own government.

        I LIKE THIS

      • Lovely Chicago

        The city violent crime rate for Chicago in 2009 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 162.11% and the city property crime rate in Chicago was higher than the national property crime rate average by 39.94%.

        In 2009 the city violent crime rate in Chicago was higher than the violent crime rate in Illinois by 126.41% and the city property crime rate in Chicago was higher than the property crime rate in Illinois by 55.23%

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