September 19, 2017

Rosenwald Courts receives Landmarks Illinois 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Award for Rehabilitation

Rosenwald Courts was the recipient of the Landmarks Illinois 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Award for Rehabilitation. Originally built in 1929 by former Sears, Roebuck & Co. President Julius Rosenwald at the request of educator Booker T. Washington, the development provided better housing for middle-class African Americans on the near south side; a 454-unit complex occupying an entire city block. Rosenwald Courts was once home to notable celebrities: singer Nat King Cole, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, musician Quincy Jones, boxing legend Joe Louis, and Olympian Jesse Owens. Our team attended the awards ceremony last Saturday to celebrate projects, organizations, and individuals who were honored. The project team for the Rosenwald Courts project included: Klein & Hoffman providing structural engineering and façade restoration services; Lightengale Group, Hooker DeJong, Inc.JJA, Inc.George Sollitt Construction Co.Powers & Sons Co., and Brown & Momen. The Klein & Hoffman team is proud of the positive impact preservation & rehabilitation has in improving and strengthening Chicago neighborhoods. Read more about our involvement with Rosenwald Courts. http://bit.ly/2hdg3gh