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Tuesday, May 21

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To be Demolished

6744 S. Racine Ave.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1908
Architect: Unlisted
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: City ordered wreck and remove 2 story brick residence.
Status: Demolition permit issued 5/23/2012

Additional Details

Despite having two renovation permits in 2007 -- one for furnaces, the other for a new deck -- the building already received 311 complaints for being vacant at the beginning of 2011. No 311 records have been entered since April 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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