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Record #: O2013-792   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/13/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 3/13/2013
Title: Historical landmark designation for Mutual Insurance Building at 4750 N Sheridan Rd
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Attachments: 1. O2013-792.pdf
Department of Housing and Economic Development
city of chicago

February 8, 2013

The Honorable Susana Mendoza City Clerk City of Chicago Room 107, City Hall 121 North LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60602

RE: Recommendation for the Mutual Insurance Building, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd.

Dear Clerk Mendoza:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the February 13, 2013, City Council meeting as a transmittal to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago the recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that the Mutual Insurance Building be designated as a Chicago Landmark.
The material being submitted to you for this proposal includes the:
Recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks; and
Proposed Ordinance.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Eleanor Esser Gorski, AIA Assistant Commissioner Historic Preservation Division Bureau of Planning and Zoning


Alderman James Cappleman, 46 1 Ward (without enclosure)

Mutual Insurance Building 4750 North Sheridan Road

WHEREAS, pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Municipal Code of Chicago (the "Municipal Code"), Sections 2-120-630 through -690, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks (the "Commission") has determined that the Mutual Insurance Building, located at 4750 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois, as more precisely described in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein (the "Building"), satisfies two (2) criteria for landmark designation as set forth in Sections 2-120-620 (1) and (4) of the Municipal Code; and

WHEREAS, as one of the largest office buildings in Chicago to be constructed outside of the Loop in the early 20th century, the Building exemplifies the development of Uptown as the city's second "downtown", beginning in the early 1900s and reaching its peak with a building boom that extended through the 1920s; and

WHEREAS, the Building has historic significance as the long-time h...

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