National Register of Historic Places

Two sites in Chicago have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium District today acts as a senior home and has changed its name to North Park Village.  Also there is a gymnastics center operated by Chicago Park Center and a nature center comprising 46 acres of land.  The second site is The Forum which was built back in 1897 and has since become a very popular local music scene.  For three-quarters of a century it could perhaps be best described as Bronzeville’s “political, social and cultural epicenter.”

According to Colleen Callahan, Illinois Director of Natural Resources, “each of these places tells a unique story that is part of the rich fabric of Illinois history. We are proud to work with local preservationists to obtain national recognition for these historic buildings and neighborhoods.”

All in all, 12 sites from throughout Illinois were added in 2019 to the register.