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Sunday, December 4
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Included - Orange Rating [?]
Applicant: Taylor Excavating
Owner: Jasper Builders
Permit Description: Wreck and remove a brick 2-flat and rear garage.
Status: Released 11/21/2011 - Now demolished
A previous demolition permit was issued for this building on August 4, 2006.
Despite the economic downturn, the Lakeview area continues to experience considerable development pressure. Smaller buildings like this one are still regularly demolished to make way for larger condominium buildings, which often sit on a much larger footprint than the buildings they replace.
The owner's address listed on the demolition permit, 1632 S. Ashland Ave. in Park Ridge, has been noted as the location of the owner on 10 other Chicago demolition permits since 2006, including 1340 W. George St.
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.