Many thanks to all of you who wrote letters of support for the recommendation of Promontory Point for Chicago landmarking. We had a tremendous outpouring of support from all over the City. The Commission on Chicago Landmarks posted on its website the written public comments they received, and, wow, there are 90 pages of comments submitted in favor of landmarking the Point!! Read them here--they start on page 33: https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/zlup/Historic_Preservation/Agendas/Program_Committee_Public_Comments_22SEP2021.pdf
In September 2017, the National Register nomination of Promontory Point came before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and passed unanimously before it went to Springfield and finally Washington DC for final approval and listing on January 19, 2018. The Point, however, was never approved as a Chicago Landmark so Preservation Chicago and the Conservancy are recommending Chicago landmarking of the Point too.
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Debra Hammond is currently an officer of Promontory Point Conservancy. She has always been tall for her age