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Saturday, December 3
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Bank of America
Permit Description: Wreck and remove 1 story frame residence.
Status: Demolition permit issued 3/07/12
This building was reported as open and vacant but still in use by people on September 5, 2011.
The text taped to the door indicates that the building was winterized on October 24, 2011 and reads as follows:
ENTRY BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
To protect the interest of the lender an in accordance with the terms of the security instrument, the property has been secured to prevent entry by unauthorized persons.
BAC Field Services Corporation does not own the property and should not be contacted regarding its sale or rental..
FOR SALE/RENTAL INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT OUR LOCAL REALTOR OR BACK OF AMERICA AT 866-781-0029. YOU MAY ALSO VISIT
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY ONLY!
Call (866) 515-9759
Please have the property address and work order number below ready.
To report property issues please visit:
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.