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Friday, September 29

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To be Demolished

8470 S. Commercial Ave.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1896
Architect: Unknown
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: Wreck & Remove 2 story mixed use building
Status: Demolition permit issued 08/31/2012

Additional Details

The demolition permit for this former bar was issued shortly after a late night fire. Despite the building being vacant at the time, it had not received any 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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