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Friday, May 24

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To be Demolished

5553 S. Princeton Ave.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1883
Architect: Unknown
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 2 story frame residence w/bsmt.
Status: Demolition permit issued 12/03/2012

Additional Details

This multiple former foreclosure property received nine building violations from four separate occasions between June 2007 and January 2012. Still, the property was sold multiple times during the period. When a local activist was told about the building's demolition, she said "Oh, that building? It should have been torn down a long time ago."

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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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