Research, Action, and Design for the Past, Present, and Future

Opened in 1985, the 17-story building is widely viewed as a threatened cultural asset as state legislators continue to push for the sale of the valuable central Loop property.

The story of Emmett Till’s brutal murder in Money, Missisippi, in 1955 and his mother Mamie Till-Mobley's forgiveness of his killers intimately links Chicago and its Black community to the Civil Rights Movement. Despite this, until recently the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Home appeared on no local, regional, or national register of landmarks.

The East Side Tap is a new bar located in a historic Schlitz Tied House on Chicago’s East Side.