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Tuesday, July 16

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To be Demolished

8147 S. Burnham Ave.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: Unknown
Architect: Unknown
Owner: City of Chicago
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 2 story frame residence.
Status: Demolition permit issued 12/27/2012

This property received a vacant and abandoned building request on May 4 after being the subject of a foreclosure on January 3. It is currently erroneously listed as vacant land by the Cook County Assessor's Office.

Note the cat in the entrance floor window.

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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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