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Record #: O2014-8011   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/8/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 11/5/2014
Title: Historical landmark designation for Polish National Alliance Building at 1514-1520 W Division St
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Attachments: 1. O2014-8011.pdf
Department of Planning and Development
city of chicago

October 1,2014

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

RE: Recommendation for the Polish National Alliance Building, 1514 - 1520 W. Division St.
Dear Clerk Mendoza:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the October 8, 2014, City Council meeting as a transmittal to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago the recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that the Polish National Alliance Building be designated as a Chicago Landmark.

The material being submitted to you for this proposal includes the:

1. Recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks; and

2. Proposed Ordinance.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Sincerely,

Eleanor Esser Gorski, AIA Director of Historic Preservation Historic Preservation Division Bureau of Zoning and Land Use
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Polish National Alliance Building 1514-1520 West Division Street

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 Polish National Alliance Building, located at 1514-1520 W. Division St., Chicago, Illinois (the "Building"), legally described in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein, satisfies two (2) criteria for landmark designation as set forth in Sections 2-120-620 (1) and (4) of the Municipal Code; and

WHEREAS, the Building served as the headquarters for the Polish National Alliance (PNA), the nation's largest Polish-American fraternal organization, from 1938 to 1974. The PNA historically was among Chicago's largest and most influential Polish-American organi...

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