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, October 1
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: Court ordered wreck and remove 2 story brick residence.
Status: Demolition permit issued 10/10/12
Part of an ever-dwindling block of row houses, this building's demolition was ordered by the city on October 10. The building was the subject of vacant building reports to 311 from January and May, 2011, and a variety of building violations in January 2011, as well as a violation in August 2011 for not posting the name of the owner of the building.
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.