LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” 2251 S. Wentworth Ave., Chinatown 5959 S. Morgan St., Englewood 3742 N. Clifton Ave., Wrigleyville 2137 N. Clifton Ave., DePaul 2761 N. Kenmore Ave., Lincoln Park 2341 W. Shakespeare Ave., Bucktown 3941 W. Monroe St., West Garfield Park 7021 S. Vernon Ave., Greater Grand Crossing 6043 S. Racine Ave., Englewood 1028 N. California Ave., Humboldt Park

“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.

2251 S. Wentworth Avenue. To be Demolished May 2020. Photo Credit: Serhii Chrucky

5959 S. Morgan Street. Demolished April 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

5959 S. Morgan Street. Demolished April 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

2137 N. Clifton Avenue. Demolished March 2020. Photo Credit: VHT

2761 N. Kenmore Avenue. Demolished March 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

2341 W. Shakespeare Avenue. Demolished April 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

3941 W. Monroe Street. Demolished April 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

7021 S. Vernon Avenue. Demolished April 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

6043 S. Racine Avenue. Demolished March 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

1028 N. California Avenue. Demolished March 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

 

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