LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” 3726 N. Lakeshore Drive, Buena Park Jefferson Pk Hospital, 1414 W Monroe, West Loop 2251 S. Wentworth Ave., Chinatown 4822 S Martin Luther King Dr., Bronzeville 634 W. 37th St, McKeon Funeral Home, Bridgeport

“It’s an old, common cry in a city where demolition and development are often spoken in the same breath, and where trying to save historic homes from the wrecking ball can feel as futile as trying to stop the snow. My Twitter feed teems with beautiful houses doomed to vanish in the time it takes to say ‘bulldozed.’ Bungalows, two-flats, three-flats, greystones, workers’ cottages. The photos, posted by people who lament the death of Chicago’s tangible past, flit through my social media feed like a parade of the condemned en route to the guillotine,”   mused Mary Schmich in her Chicago Tribune column on July 12, 2018.

3726 N. Lake Shore Drive. Demolished March 2020. Photo Credit: Ward Miller
3726 N. Lake Shore Drive. Demolished March 2020. Photo Credit: Ward Miller
2251 S. Wentworth Avenue. To Be Demolished April 2020. Photo Credit: Noah Vaughn
4822 S. Martin Luther King Drive. Lost to Fire in March 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
634 W. 37th St, McKeon Funeral Home. Demolished March 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

 

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