As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block is on indefinite hiatus. The site will remain up in archive form while we evaluate our options, which may include a redesign or sale.
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Saturday, July 23
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Newell Homes
Permit Description: Wreck and remove an existing brick 1 story commercial store front & 1 dwelling.
Status: Demolition permit issued 10/01/12
"One of last undeveloped Wrigleyville commercial parcels. Two lots on Clark north of wrigley field at the intersection of Racine and Clark. 3762 is a two story mixed use; 2879 sf of warehouse w/ some office and a 1200 sf apartment. 3766 is a single story commercial/store of 1600 sf with a 2 car garage. Neither commercial space is rented. This is a prime redevelopment/rehab opportunity. Ideal club, restaurant, day spa"
The building was the site of numerous graffiti removal requests in the beginning of 2012.
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.