LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition”

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  • Sears Store, 1601 N. Harlem Avenue, Austin. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    Sears Store, 1601 N. Harlem Avenue, Austin. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 1118 W. Patterson Avenue, Wrigleyville. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    1118 W. Patterson Avenue, Wrigleyville. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 940 W. Marquette Road, Englewood. Demolished October 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    940 W. Marquette Road, Englewood. Demolished October 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 2121 N. Fremont Street, Lincoln Park. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    2121 N. Fremont Street, Lincoln Park. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 3520 W. Cortland Street, Logan Square. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    3520 W. Cortland Street, Logan Square. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 1243 N. Marion Court, Wicker Park. Demolished October 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    1243 N. Marion Court, Wicker Park. Demolished October 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 3644 N. Janssen Avenue, Lake View. Demolished October 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    3644 N. Janssen Avenue, Lake View. Demolished October 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 3334 N. Oakley Avenue, Roscoe Village. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    3334 N. Oakley Avenue, Roscoe Village. Demolished Oct 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 4854 N. Damen Avenue, Ravenwood. Demolished October 2020. Photo Credit: Google Mapss
    4854 N. Damen Avenue, Ravenwood. Demolished October 2020. Photo Credit: Google Mapss

LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition”
Sears Store, 1601 N. Harlem Avenue, Austin
1118 W. Patterson Avenue, Wrigleyville
940 W. Marquette Road, Englewood
2121 N. Fremont Street, Lincoln Park
3520 W. Cortland Street, Logan Square
1243 N. Marion Court, Wicker Park
3644 N. Janssen Avenue, Lake View
3334 N. Oakley Avenue, Roscoe Village
4854 N. Damen Avenue, Ravenwood

“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.

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