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Monday, December 4

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To be Demolished

1617 N. Wood St.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1891
Architect: Unlisted
Owner: Bart Przyjemski
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 2 story brick building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 3/02/2012

Additional Details

This below-grade Wicker Park residential building was renovated in 2007. The associated permit was issued on May 11, 2007 to "construct a 8'x10' deck and stairs." Still, by July 29, 2010, a 311 call was made indicating the residence was boarded and vacant.

The building sold for $315,000 in February 2012, after which a new construction permit was issued on February 24 to erect a "single family house with detached private garage per plans."

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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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