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Wednesday, June 19

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To be Demolished

2138 S. Troy St.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: Unknown
Architect: Unknown
Owner: Pedro Investments LLC
Permit Description: Wreck and remove 3 story brick building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 11/20/2012

Additional Details

This property was purchased along with 2142 and 2144 S. Troy for $400,000 on 04/08/2012. Other adjacent parcels were also simultaneously acquired. A representative of the owner claimed that no construction was planned on the site in the near future.

The building received no 311 complaints.

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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.

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