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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Friday, January 22

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Brian Palm is fighting a battle against time: He's trying to photodocument as many historical buildings as possible before they're demolished to make way for new high-rises and condoliths in such neighborhoods as Roscoe Village and the Near West Side. His efforts have saved at least one building, and hopes are that more will be saved from the wrecking ball as their beauty and architectural importance is realized. (Thanks, Pete!)

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