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Sunday, December 11
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Kimberly L. Feil
Permit Description: Wreck & remove brick 2 story single family residence & 1 story frame garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 10/10/12
This building joins 1959 N. Orchard St. and 1957 N. Orchard St. as relatively new construction buildings demolished in Lincoln Park. It was recently listed for a home demolition auction posted to facebook by Murco Recycling Enterprises; the listing read:
Featuring a phenomenal cherry kitchen designed by DDK, a beautiful second kitchen with solid oak cabinetry, beautiful bath vanities,antique oak mantels, and much, much more. We would mention there will be Solid Brass Baldwin Locksets, but we don't want you Baldwin Lockset fans to get TOO excited. We know how you people are.
Be sure to check out our website, as always, for all the details, photos and protocols: www.murco.net/auctions.php.
This building has received no violations or 311 notices. No PIN is listed or available at the address with the Assessor's office, so additional property information is unavailable.
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.