5760 S. Lafayette Ave.: A designated Chicago Landmark, the John Raber House was built in 1870 and is one of the city's few remaining, pre-fire residences. It is one of the last surviving examples in the Washington Park community of a large country estate. The wooden cupola, which caps the tall brick structure, has served for 140 years as one of the area's most prominent features. Plans to build an adjacent park are in progress.
1405 E. 62nd St.: Located just a few blocks west of the lakefront, this firehouse sits on 62nd Place, a quiet dead-end street off Dorchester Avenue. The parcel is trapezoidal in shape and abuts the railroad tracks. The main firehouse structure is 2-stories tall and is clad in red brick and gray limestone. The 1-story addition to the east incorporates two apparatus doors. The firehouse property is encouraged to be developed in conjuction with the vacant corner lot to the west also owned by the city.
2105-25 W. 95th St.: The former Beverly Branch Library contains two separate buildings and parking for approximately 25 automobiles. The larger building, with 8,200 square feet, contains several open areas,bathrooms, small offices, an unfinished two-car garage, elevator and basement. The smaller building, with nearly 2,770 square feet, contains offices, a kitchen, washrooms and basement. Bids are due Aug. 3rd, 2012.
601-627 E. 108th: Constructed in the mid-1890s, this firehouse is 2-stories tall and has a distinctive tower used to dry fire hoses. The firehouse is located in the northern portion of the Pullman landmark district, the first planned industrial town in the country of which all of the buildings were designed by Solon S. Beman.