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Monday, December 5
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Eagle Bio-Mass [Actually another company]
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 2 story brick residence.
Status: Demolition permit issued 06/06/2012
Despite Eagle Bio-Mass being listed as the owner of this property, the demolition company acknowledged that another company owns the building and is responsible for the demolition. The building has been occupied until recently, and the only recent 311 listings are for garbage cart replacement on June 20, 2011 and July 5, 2011.
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.