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In 2021, PCR successfully stopped Chicago Public Schools from its planned demolition of the historic C building at Altgeld Gardens. Staff and advocates educated city officials on the importance and historical significance of the building (Altgeld’s first school) as well as Altgeld Gardens as whole, given the legacy of PCR’s founder, Hazel Johnson. This work contributed to the decision by the City of Chicago Commission on Landmarks to vote in favor of Altgeld’s registered historic landmark status.