Record #: O2021-3928   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 10/14/2021
Title: Historical landmark designation for Muddy Waters House at 4339 S Lake Park Ave
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Attachments: 1. O2021-3928.pdf
Department of Planning and Development city of chicago

September 10, 2021

Chicago Cif1
The Honorable Anna M. Valencia 2021S!
City Clerk
City of Chicago
Room 107, City Hall
121 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602

RE: Recommendation for designation of the Muddy Waters House as a Chicago Landmark, 4339 South Lake Park Avenue

Dear Clerk Valencia:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the September 14, 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 Muddy Waters 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 Deputy Commissioner
Bureau of Citywide Systems & Historic Preservation


Alderman Sophia King, 4th Ward (via email without enclosures)

Muddy Waters House 4339 South Lake Park 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 Muddy Waters House (the "Building"), located at 4339 South Lake Park 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, blues musician McKinley Morganfield (1913-1983), better known as "Muddy Waters," was born in rural Mississippi, the son of a sharecropper. Muddy Waters's migration from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago in the middle of the twentieth century mirrored the journey of many African Americans who left their homes to flee the Jim Crow South and to find b...

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