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Sunday, December 11
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: M & R Development, LLC
Permit Description: Wreck and remove a 3 story concrete parking garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 4/09/2012
The rear cast iron columns of this early 1880s building are nearly the only external portions unobscured by its absorption by the parking garage documented in the 65 E. Lake St. entry.
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.