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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Tuesday, August 30
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: EZBM Corp.
Permit Description: Wreck and remove 1 story frame residence and detached frame garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 4/05/2012
Owned by the developer EZBM, this residence was recently listed as for sale as a FannieMae HomePath foreclosure property. Despite the building being not yet razed, its replacement units are already listed for sale. Each unit is listed for more than this building's sale price.
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.