Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Friday, November 27

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One of Wright's prefabricated homes built 46 years ago in Lisle is threatened with demolition. The previous owner made no provisions in his will to save the structure, in which walls are crumbling and the ceiling is cracked. However, while other homes of the same design remain, any demolition is an "emotional loss." The developer eyeing the property wants to replace the building with three new homes expected to bring $900,000 apiece.

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