As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block is on indefinite hiatus. The site will remain up in archive form while we evaluate our options, which may include a redesign or sale.
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Friday, October 21
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Mark Walter
Permit Description: Wreck and remove 2 story brick single family with garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 03/08/12
This relatively new, 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath single family residence was last sold along with adjacent property for nearly $2,800,000 in 2011. It is being demolished along with 1951 N. Orchard St. A multi-million dollar residence will likely be built on the combined parcels.
No 311 calls or other recent permits have been placed regarding this residence.
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.