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Sunday, May 1
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Talashibhai V. Patel
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 2 story frame single family residence.
Status: Demolition permit issued 2/27/2012
This modest residential building is a somewhat unusual candidate for demolition, with no 311 calls for dereliction or, conversely, building permits issued for the property. It last sold for $156,000 in 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.