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Record #: O2020-5906   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 12/16/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 1/27/2021
Title: Historical landmark designation for Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House at 6427 S St. Lawrence Ave
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Topic: HISTORICAL LANDMARKS - Designation
Attachments: 1. O2020-5906.pdf
of Planning and Development
city of chicago

December 10, 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 Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House as a Chicago Landmark

Dear Clerk Valencia:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the December 16, 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 Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House be designated as a Chicago Landmark.
The material being submitted to you for this proposal includes the:
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Recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks; and
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Kathleen Dickhut Bureau Chief
Bureau of Planning, Sustainability and Historic Preservation
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Alderwoman Jeannette B. Taylor (via email w/out enclosures)





121 NORTH LASALLE STREET, ROOM 1000, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS G0602
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Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House 6427 South St. Lawrence 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 Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House (the "Building"), located at 6427 South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, as more precisely described in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein, satisfies two (2) criteria for landmark designation as set forth in Section 2-120-620 (1) and (3) ofthe Municipal Code; and

WHEREAS, the Building is modest architecturally, but of monumental historic and memorial significance as the home of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. It was from this house that Emmett Till left to board a train with his great uncle to visit relatives in Mississippi in 1955. The 14-year-old Till was lynched dur...

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