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Tuesday, April 25
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 2 story frame building with basement and garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 2/17/2012
In addition to graffiti on the front door and throughout the back portion of the building, a sticker was affixed to the board covering the front entrance with the following text:
The sticker indicated that the building had been inspected on "12-29-11" and "1-27."
The graffiti presence is particularly notable because the building was the subject of a 311 call for graffiti removal on brick on September 14, 2011. The building was also the subject of a 311 call regarding its vacant status on August 11, 2010.
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.