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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Sunday, May 29
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Barrett Homes
Permit Description: Wreck and remove an existing single family home and garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 5/01/2012
Local builder Barrett Homes lists the property as an "Extra Wide, 37.5 lot in Lakeview" on their website, with a different rendering than that on the billboard seen above. It was sold to Barrett Homes for $650,000 in October, 2011. No building permit has been issued for the property.
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.