|details of the decorative terra cotta|
|the building as it looked in March 2009 (via Google Streetview)|
Last week, the City of Chicago's Landmarks Commission recognized 12 buildings for doing an exceptional job of "preserving Chicago's architectural and cultural heritage." Among the big names (Cook County Hospital, Old Chicago Post Office) was one we know well: 4649 North Broadway, currently home of Hackhaus co-working and event space.
The Uptown Square Landmark District was created in 2016 at the request of Ald. Cappleman, and protects approximately 42 vintage buildings in the area surrounding Lawrence and Broadway from demolition and incompatible renovations.
"4649 N. Broadway, Uptown Square District
Award Recipient: TAG Capital LLC
The modest two-story commercial structure dates to 1905 and represents a typical retail property constructed in North Side commercial districts during the first two decades of the 20th century.
The work removed several incompatible alterations to the storefront and replaced them with new bricks to match the historic in size, color and texture. Terra cotta window surrounds were also retained, cleaned and repaired.
The unveiling and rehabilitation of the historic façade has breathed new life into a previously overlooked building within the Uptown Square landmark district."
- May 20, 2014 - Army Surplus Store On Broadway Closing
- October 13, 2016 - Peeling Back Time
- October 17, 2016 - Former Army Surplus Building Goes On The Market
- May 9, 2017 - Source: 4647-51 Broadway To Receive Historic Renovation
- July 18, 2018 - Former Army Surplus Building Reno Well Underway