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Wednesday, May 22

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To be Demolished

5916 S. Ada St.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1878
Architect: Unlisted
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: City ordered wreck and remove 2 story frame residence.
Status: Demolition permit issued 5/23/2012

Additional Details

This onetime foreclosure property received a 311 service request in August 19 for being vacant but has otherwise been outside of the system. The neon "Off Limits" sign was posted by the city on August 8, 2011.

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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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