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Friday, July 12

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To be Demolished

1239 S. Kildare Ave.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1912
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 1 story brick single family residence.
Status: Demolition permit issued 12/27/2012

This North Lawndale foreclosure received 31 building violations between May 2009 and November 2011, and it was indicated vacant and abandoned in September 2011.

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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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