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Record #: O2019-9384   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 12/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: Historical landmark designation for John Nuveen House at 3916 N Tripp Ave
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Attachments: 1. O2019-9384.pdf
Department of Planning and Development city of chicago

December 9, 2019

The Honorable Anna M. Valencia City Clerk City of Chicago Room 107, City Hall 121 North LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60602

RE: Recommendation for designation of the John Nuveen House as a Chicago Landmark, 3916 N. Tripp Avenue

Dear Clerk Valencia:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the December 18, 2019, City Council meeting as a transmittal to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago the recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that the John Nuveen House 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.
Kathleen E. Dickhut Bureau Chief
Bureau of Planning, Historic Preservation & Sustainability Department of Planning and Development


Alderman Jim Gardiner, 45th Ward (via email without enclosure)


John Nuveen House 3916 North Tripp Avenue

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 John Nuveen House (the "Building"), located at 3916 North Tripp Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, legally described in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein, satisfies three (3) criteria for landmark designation as set forth in Section 2-120-620 (1), (3), and (4) ofthe Municipal Code; and

WHEREAS, the Building, with its wide lot, large size, and picturesque Queen Anne style of architecture represents the Irving Park neighborhood's early stage of development as one of Chicago's "railroad suburbs" in the 19th century; and

WHEREAS, the construction of this large, Queen Anne-style house by young entrepreneur John Nuveen reflects both the architectural and soc...

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