Chicago Landmarks : Preservation Excellence Awards2007

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2007 Preservation Excellence Awards

1555 North Hoyne : Exterior Rehabilitation

The Wicker Park District is home to an eclectic collection of late 1800s and early 1900s residential buildings. This area was developed by affluent Eastern European Polish and German immigrants. The buildings display fine detailing and craftsmanship, including delicate woodwork, ornamental metal, and carved and incised masonry. This Italianate limestone town house and a rare, rear 2-story coach house were in considerable disrepair when the owner began rehabilitation work. The project included restoring the limestone facade, windows and doors, and the slate mansard roof of the main house; the work on the wood-frame coach house included stabilizing the structure and replacing the tar paper exterior with new wood clapboard. The Wicker Park District was designated a Chicago Landmark on April 12, 1991.

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Chicago Tribune : Renovation for Uptown Broadway BuildingSeptember 25, 2005

Renovation

$4m Renovation Set for Building

By Jeanette Almada / Photos Chicago Tribune

The city will subsidize a developer's $4 million renovation of the Uptown Broadway Building on the northeast corner of Leland Avenue and Broadway.

The 3-story Uptown Broadway Building, 4703-17 N. Broadway, is part of the Uptown Square Historic District. The Community Development Commission earlier this month approved $1.1 million in TIF subsidy for the restoration.

The 1926 building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an exceptional example of terra cotta design, a Chicago Department of Planning and Development project manager told the commission . . .

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Real Estate Executive : Mortgage Profile2005

Mortgage Profile

Mortgage Profile : James Burke

By Robyn Milzer / Photos Photoprose

When two- or three-flat homes are being converted into single-family homes, or custom homes are being built, a Realtor or builder will need construction financing for heir clients and projects. LaSalle Bank Home Lending Officer / Builder Specialist James Burke helps home builders' financing dreams come true with LaSalle's unique construction products. With previous experience working in construction and selling real estate for nearly a decade, Burke understands the construction loan business—specifically its contingencies, time sensitivity and transaction-focused nature. "LaSalle offers a niche draw loan program that is superior to other products in the market," Burke states. "In addition to offering home loans, we are able to offer many bank services that a builder or client may need . . .

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