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Saturday, January 21
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: 1340 W. George LLC
Permit Description: Wreck and remove and multifamily frame residence & garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 1/23/2012
Buildings like this frame residence are increasingly being replaced by new construction and significant renovation projects along this section of W. George St.
The building appears to be uninhabited, and the following construction permit was issued for this property on December 27, 2011: "Erect 2 story single family residence with 2 car garage with roof top deck as per plans."
The owner's address listed on the demolition permit, 1632 S. Ashland Ave. in Park Ridge, is the location of the owner on 10 other Chicago demolition permits since 2006, including 3549 N. Reta Ave., the orange-rated building that launched this project.
Over the course of 2012 David Schalliol produced a photographic portrait of 100 of the hundreds of buildings threatened with demolition in the city of Chicago. Nearly all of the buildings have since been demolished. Visit the background information section for more information about the project, including definitions and links to other building resources.
The series is supported by a generous grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.