Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Saturday, July 20

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The Illinois Landmarks Council announced its annual 10 Most Endangered Historical Places list, and there are three Chicago locations on it: the Pickford Theater Building, the religious structures of Douglas Boulevard and Westinghouse High School — the recently burned Pilgrim Baptist Church was made a special 11th pick to highlight the need for reconstruction. And there's good news and bad news from Preservation Chicago's 2006 "Chicago Seven" most threatened buildings list: the Pilsen neighborhood has received state historical landmark status, while the Hayes-Healy Center (PDF) at DePaul succumbed to the CTA's Brown Line expansion project.

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