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Tuesday, May 3
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Included, but specific entry unclear - Orange Rating [?]
Applicant: David Livingston
Owner: Rockwell South LLC
Permit Description: Application revised 12/27/11. As revised, the scope of demolition application is limited to a fire-damaged one-story masonry industrial building measuring approximately 454' x 73' and occupying the northeast part of PIN 16-25-214-001 [per court order]. The building is located at the northeast corner of the industrial complex occupying the block bounded by W. 24th Street on the north, S. Rockwell Street on the west, W. 25th Street on the south and the railroad right-of-way to the east.
Status: Released 12/27/11 [per court order and due to dangerous and hazardous conditions]
In a South Lawndale industrial area on the edge of a residential neighborhood, the fire-damaged building at 2445 S. Rockwell St. lost its roof on both its western and eastern (pictured) ends. Despite the damage, a local company is still using the building interior for parking and other work activities.
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.