Posts Tagged ‘chinatown’

2018 Year In Review

Collage showing LBBA 2018 highlights

2018 was a year full of accomplishments and success for LBBA—here are the highlights. Peter Landon, Jeff Bone, and Catherine Baker Named in Chicago Tribune Chicagoans of the Year 2018 Read More Peter Landon Received AIA Chicago’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Designight Read More New Office + New Principals Read More Tierra Linda Featuring the…

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Archer Courts Townhomes

9812 Archer Townhomes Banner

In the spring of 2000, while the renovation of Phase I was underway, work began on the design of Archer Courts Phase II, a new townhouse development that would occupy the vacant land to the west of the original Archer Courts Phase I buildings. The design connects the original Archer Courts Phase I buildings and…

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Archer Courts

9801 Archer Phase 2 Rendering

When the Eisenhower Expressway cut its path from the city to the western suburbs, the considerable displacement was eased in part by a group of city–state housing developments called “Courts.” Archer Courts (one of eight Court projects), was built in 1951 on the corner of Archer and Princeton streets in Chinatown. It consisted of 2…

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Archer Courts Phase l

9801 Archer Courts Curtain Wall

Unlike many of the other buildings in the CHA Courts program, Archer Courts existed as a stable, clean and community–oriented development of working class, lower income and elderly residents. However, by 1999, Archer Courts had deteriorated to the point that some Chinatown community leaders wanted the buildings torn down. Rather than clearing the site and…

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