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Record #: O2021-1882   
Type: Ordinance Status: Recommended for Passage
Intro date: 5/26/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 6/25/2021
Title: Historical landmark designation for Morton Salt Co. Warehouse Complex at 1357 N Elston Ave
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Topic: HISTORICAL LANDMARKS - Designation
Attachments: 1. O2021-1882.pdf
Department of Planning and Development city of chicago

May 20, 2021


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 Morton Salt Company Warehouse Complex as a Chicago Landmark, 1357 North Elston Avenue

Dear Clerk Valencia:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the May 26, 2021, City Council meeting as a transmittal to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago the recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that the Morton Salt Company Warehouse Complex 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.
Sincerely,

Kathleen E. Dickhut
Deputy Commissioner
Office of the First Deputy Commissioner
Department of Planning and Development

encls.

cc: Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr., 27th Ward (via email without enclosure)



12 1 NORTH LASALLE STREET. ROOM 1000, CHICAGO. ILLINOIS 60602

ORDINANCE
Morton Salt Company Warehouse Complex 1357 North Elston 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 Morton Salt Company Warehouse Complex (the "Complex"), located at 1357 North Elston 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 Complex is significant in Chicago's history for its association with the iconic Morton Salt Company, which was founded as the western office of the Onondaga Salt Company in Chicago in 1848 and incorporated in 1910 by Joy Morton. Morton Salt grew to becom...

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