Building matters - issues related to building use.
report any problems you encounter with your space using the Problem
Report form at left to inform maintenance, so that we may track them and get them taken care
of as quickly as possible. Send filled-out reports to
you note incidents of vandalism or have to ask a person to leave the
building or any other unusual incident not involving the physical plant, please fill out an "Incident Report Form" and
send it to
Download the attached form and File>SAVE AS
Save it with a name in the following format: yyyymmdd_problem, where problem is the
general category ie electrical, plumbing, etc.
Close the file without typing anything - your data will not be saved.
Reopen it, and then fill it out as you normally would.
Close it, and attach the saved form to an email and send it to
and it will be taken care of from there.
Tenants’ Users Guide
Preston Bradley Center at 941 W. Lawrence Avenue, owned by the Peoples
Church of Chicago, was built in 1926 by Dr. Preston Bradley and
the congregation as a liberal church that welcomes all people.
Since the 1980s, the church has shared this large building with a
number of nonprofit organizations, from theaters to homeless shelters
to other churches and arts organizations.
Preston Bradley Center, NFP, was incorporated in Illinois in 1987 by
Peoples Church as its 501(c)(3) arm. Its mission is “to ensure
the well-being of this historic building, to provide refuge and
service to the poor, and to be a resource to the community in
PBC to effectively manage the physical plant, and for all the
space-sharing organizations to live together in harmony, we have
developed the policies described in this booklet.
help us, and one another, by following these guidelines.
Bradley Center Board of Directors
arrange space rental, contact the office at 773-784-6633.
is due on the first of each month, payable to Preston Bradley Center.
On-time payments ensure continued availability of services, such as
garbage pickup, toilet paper, electricity, heat, etc.
illegal activities are permitted on the premises. Alcohol may
only be served with appropriate licenses from the City of Chicago.
your space clean and in good order, as space is shared with others.
Furniture and other equipment in shared space should be returned to
its original location when you leave.
are located on the fourth floor. Notify the office or
maintenance if anything needs attention (paper towels, toilet paper,
SERIOUS BUILDING ISSUES after hours (flood, power outage, etc.) call
the building engineer, Ken Otto (773.339.1011). If it is not an
emergency, please fill out the PBC Problem Report Form.
groups with repeat events, one key to the doors will be issued. For regular building users, a code at the front door call box
can be arranged to allow entry.
are issued for the doors you need access to, including the West
outside door, the 4th floor lobby door, and other doors, as
deposit is required for each key – $15 for the outside key, and $5
each for additional key. If
lost, you will be charged an additional deposit for new keys.
deposits will be returned when keys are turned in.
kitchen is used by the 2 Li’l Fishes program for its lunch service
every day but Wednesday, and by North Side Housing for breakfast and
dinner for its clients.
you would like to use the kitchen to prepare food, your use must be
coordinated with both of those groups, to ensure that your work does
not conflict with their needs:
use of the kitchen is $100.
food prepared in this kitchen is to be served to the public, it needs
to be prepared under the supervision of city and state licensed cooks.
You may hire one of the 2 Li’l Fishes licensed cooks to
oversee kitchen preparations – contact Isaac (773.213.6865) about
from some assigned parking places, use of the parking lot to the east
of the building is first-come, first-served.
NOT block other cars in. If
there isn’t room in the lot, find street parking.
evening or weekend events it may be possible to have access to a lot
A parking fee discount can be arranged at the Weiss Hospital ramp across
from the hospital on Clarendon by phoning Weiss Hospital and asking
for "parking." There
is also paid public parking west of the el on the north side of
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Garbage & Recycling
must take care of their own garbage. To discourage pests, please remove all food garbage from your
building practices recycling, and you are encouraged to do so as well.
DO NOT put garbage in the recycling dumpster. Recycling items include clean paper, glass and cans.
Please rinse food containers before recycling.
dumpsters are in the rear of the parking lot – put only
recycling items (paper, cardboard, bottles and cans) in the dumpster
to the east, which is marked for recyclables. Everything else – regular garbage – goes in the dumpster
nearer the building.
dumpsters are emptied on Monday, Thursday (recycling) and
Friday. DO NOT park in such a way that the trucks cannot access the
help us do our part for the environment!
seriously issues of security. It
is helpful that there are people present throughout the building.
North Side Housing staffs lower-level Anderson Hall 24 hours a
day. Joseph Bures is
usually present in the Auditorium until about 9pm.
is not allowed in the building. Burning of candles, incense, or other materials allowed only as
arranged with management, and never without supervision.
not prop outside doors open. Besides
security issues, consider costs of heating the building. Do not allow access to anyone not a member of your group.
For a public event, the outside door may be unlocked for ease
building closes at 12:00 midnight. Except by previous arrangement, please vacate the building by
that time. When you close up, please check the West
stairwell from the 5th floor to the basement, for security.
Check the restrooms, and make sure everyone is out before locking
up. Please lock all doors that you unlocked. Thanks!
Security is all of our business.
Engineer, Ken Otto ...................... 773.339.1011
Pianist, Joseph Bures ....... 773.732.5067
Uptown Arts Center Curator
Li’l Fishes Pgm Coord., Isaac Barrantine... 773.213.6865
Pentecostal International Church – 5th floor
Seth Dolley............................... 773.403.1689
Pride Symphonic Band
Missio Dei Uptown
Side Housing – on-location supervisor