As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block is on indefinite hiatus. The site will remain up in archive form while we evaluate our options, which may include a redesign or sale.
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Sunday, October 23
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: City of Chicago (court-ordered demolition)
Permit Description: Wreck and remove 2-story brick building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 12/9/2011 - Now demolished
Despite building permits issued for electrical work and other remodeling in 2006 and 2007, the building received a court-ordered demolition permit at the end of 2011. At the time of photographing, the cornice had already been partially removed by the demolition firm.
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.