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To be Demolished

1653 S. Homan Ave.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1908
Architect: Unlisted
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 2 story brick multi unit residence and detached brick garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 2/23/2012

Additional Details

This detailed brick residence received two 311 calls regarding its vacant status in early 2011; in both cases the report included the statement that people were using the building. There were no status updates until the demolition permit was issued in February, but a state lien was put on the property by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in September 2011. The building does not appear to have been offered for sale in recent years.

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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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