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Thursday, April 18

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To be Demolished

1959 N. Orchard St.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1996
Architect: Unlisted
Owner: Mark Walter
Permit Description: Wreck and remove a 2 story brick single family house.
Status: Demolition permit issued 05/07/2012

Additional Details

This building is owned by the same owner as that of 1957 N. Orchard and 1951 N. Orchard. It last sold for $2,300,000 on February 13. A brochure for a previous listing is still available in a PDF.

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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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