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Saturday, May 18

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To be Demolished

5454 W. North Ave.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1966
Architect: Unlisted
Owner: MLP Properties LLC
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 2 story masonry bank.
Status: Demolition permit issued 4/05/2012

Additional Details

This former Harris Bank location was listed for sale "as is" for $615,000 by a "motivated" seller. While Mision Cristiana Family Ministries had plans for the property [pdf], it was purchased by MLP Properties LLC, whose address is connected with a variety of other developers. The firm's proposed plans are already generating controversy, although the only new building permits issued for the site are signage.

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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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