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Photo: 18th Street, Pilsen’s commercial center. A new multifaceted cultural heritage strategy aims to work the designation of a local historic district into a broader plan to preserve culture and affordability in the neighborhood.

Chicago, Illinois – The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved a preliminary designation for a dense array of hundreds of late 19th-century vernacular buildings in the heart of Pilsen, a working-class Hispanic community on Chicago’s near southwest side.

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