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To be Demolished

444 E. 42nd St.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Included - Orange Rating [?]
Ward: 3
Applicant: Jeanette Sams
Owner: Jeanette Sams
Permit Description: Demolition of a 3-story brick residential building.
Status: Released 10/29/12

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This orange rated romanesque building was constructed in 1889 and is being demolished following a July 1 fire that resulted in a serious firefighter injury.

Even a representative of the wrecking company was disappointed that the building was to be demolished.

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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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