This past year we welcomed Waldorf School into our community at the former Trumbull School. Based on feedback during the community process to re-purpose the school, maintaining the historic building was a clear priority. Because of this, I worked with the Board of Education to make sure that the end user allowed the building to be designated as a landmark. In partnership with the City’s Department of Planning, we are moving the designation forward.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will consider preliminary landmark designation of the former Lyman Trumbull Public School Building at its meeting on April 4, 2019. The school, located at 5200 N. Ashland Ave, was designed by distinguished Chicago architect Dwight H. Perkins and completed in 1909.
Built as an elementary school, Trumbull is regarded as one of Perkins’ most innovative designs for the Board of Education and reflects the importance of Chicago’s public schools to the city’s social and cultural history.