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Record #: O2020-1821   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 5/20/2020
Title: Historical landmark designation for Blackwell-Israel Samuel A.M.E. Zion Church Building at 3956 S Langley Ave
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Topic: HISTORICAL LANDMARKS - Designation
Attachments: 1. O2020-1821.pdf
Department of Planning and Development
CITY OF CHICAGO

March 6, 2020


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

RE: Ordinance designating the Blackwell-Israel Samuel A.M.E. Zion Church Building as a Chicago Landmark

Dear Clerk Valencia:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the March 18, 2020, City Council meeting as a transmittal to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago the recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that the Blackwell-Israel Samuel A.M.E. Zion Church 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.

Kathleen Dickhut Bureau Chief
Bureau of Planning, Sustainability and Historic Preservation
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

ends.

Alderman Sophia King (via email w/out enclosures)


121 NORTH LASALLE STREET. ROOM 1 000, CHICAGO. ILLINOIS (i0602
ORDINANCE
Blackwell-Israel Samuel A.M.E. Zion Church Building 3956 South Langley Avenue


WHEREAS, pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Municipal Code of Chicago (the "Municipal Code"), Sections 2-120-620 through -690, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks (the "Commission") has determined that the Blackwell-Israel Samuel A.M.E. Zion Church Building (the "Building"), located at 3956 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, as more precisely 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), (4), and (5) of the Municipal Code; and
WHEREAS, the Building has served as a center for community, religion, education, and reform in the Oakland community and Bronzeville neighborhood since 1886; and
WHEREAS, under the Oakland Methodist Episcopal Church, the Building's first congregation, it served as a multi-faceted community center. The...

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