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Sunday, December 4
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: Wreck and remove a 2 flat frame residential building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 2/06/2012
This small residential building is barely visible behind its two kinds of simulated masonry and angled entry stairs.
According to Zillow's public record display, the building was purchased for $25,000 in 2006. It was later listed for $39,000 in 2010 until it was removed from the market in January 2011. Following its removal from the market, the building received two 311 calls in 2011: It was reported vacant and open on February 15, and tree debris removal services were requested on July 9.
When the building is demolished, the parcel will join more than 10 other open lots on the block.
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.