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Tuesday, May 21

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To be Demolished

3040 N. Seminary Ave.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1916
Architect: Unlisted
Owner: 3040 Seminary Inc.
Permit Description: Wreck and remove two story brick building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 1/23/2012

Additional Details

This brick fa├žade building is unusual on its block for its overall style and relative closeness to the street.

Mail is still being delivered to the building, but the following construction permit was issued for this property on January 13, 2012: "Erect frame single family residence (4A construction) with detached 2 car frame garage (4A construction) with roof top garage as per plan."

The owner's address listed on the demolition permit, 620 Wissing Lane in Glenview, is the location of the owner on five other Chicago demolition permits since 2006.

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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.

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