Chicago is home to some amazing pieces of architectural history and at Fortune Restoration, we are proud to have the opportunity to help preserve and restore these precious landmarks. The painting and restoration of historic buildings are a craft that we take very seriously. We understand what the preservation of these buildings means to the city of Chicago and to history itself, which is why we are so proud to have been in this business for over 36 years. Here are some of the projects we have been lucky enough to work on.
Birthplace of Walt Disney
Many people are surprised to learn that Walt Disney was born in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood and his childhood home remains as one of it’s most treasured historical buildings. Fortune Restoration is honored to have had the opportunity to renovate this home. We were contacted to complete an exterior renovation project including painting, siding repair, and replacement. We are very proud of the work that we did and to have contributed to a local landmark and cultural legacy.
William G. Fricke House
In 1893 Frank Lloyd Wright founded his architectural practice in Oak Park, Illinois and in 1901 the William G. Fricke house was designed. The house is a historical and architectural treasure to the community and has been diligently attended to for over a century. Fortune Restoration has worked extensively on the home throughout the years, including exterior painting, stucco repairs, and carpentry restoration projects. Fortune Restoration is honored to have aided in the preservation and upkeep of such a historical building.
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
The Biograph Theater in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood was designed in 1914 and is most notably the location where the FBI shot gangster and bank robber John Dillinger. The theater is a designated Chicago Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Fortune Restoration completed the exterior painting restoration of this historic theater, helping to restore a little piece of history.
Fortune Restoration has worked on some of Chicago’s most treasured historical buildings. Our exterior painting renovations have helped preserve the legacy of our culture’s most creative minds. Painting historical buildings and completing renovations projects allows us to not only preserve these legacies but participate in them as well. We are honored to have lent a hand in Chicago’s design legacy. Contact us if you have a painting project for a historic building.