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Friday, February 24
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Sunset Woods Development, Waukegan
Permit Description: Wreck and remove two story brick mixed use building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 09/26/2012
Like many of the other late 1800s buildings on this section of Lincoln, 2830 is listed with the intention that it will be demolished by a developer to make room for a new building.
While there have been no 311 requests for this building, patrons at the next door bar, Home Tavern, complained about the rats living in this building. Coincidentally, the bar was originally located in the building but moved next door decades ago.
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.