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Thursday, May 5
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: RCH Development, Inc.
Permit Description: Wreck and remove a 2 story brick multi family garage [sic] and garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 5/29/2012
This building was sold for $140,000 on March 29 after graffiti and garbage removal requests at the end of 2011. According to a permit issued on May 21, 2012, it is being demolished to make way for a new multiunit building:
ERECT 3 D.U. MASONRY BUILDING (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH ROOF TOP DECK; DETACHED 3 CAR MASONRY GARAGE (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH ROOF TOP DECK AS PER PLAN. **CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **
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.