Community meeting planned on mansion's future

The Harley Clarke mansion, sketched by Max Kelly.

Advocates of preserving the Harley Clarke mansion will host a community conversation on the future of the city-owned Evanston lakefront property at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Parasol Room at the Civic Center.

The event will be moderated by Art Norman, an Evanston resident and special contributor to NBC News Chicago.

Organizers encourage attendees to bring ideas to share about future uses for the property.

Evanston voters last November approved by an 80 percent margin an advisory referendum that advocated preserving the mansion, if it could be done "at minimal or no cost" to the taxpayers.

In December the City Council dropped plans to demolish the building, which has been designated a local landmark.


Jan 24 2019 - 6:30pm