Strand Theatre In May 2007, the 100-year-old Strand Theatre burned down. The roof of the historic building collapsed and severe structural damage was sustained. The Evanston Urban Renewal Agency decided to stabilize the building and has begun rebuilding.
Hotel Evanston Hotel Evanston was built in 1912 and used as a business through the late 1980s, though in the later years the property began to deteriorate. For approximately ten years the building sat empty and deteriorated further.
Currently, improvements have been made including a new roof, skylights, windows, new doors, a new facade, and a new storefront.