LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” 22 & 16 W. Erie Street, River North 1511 W. Irving Park Road, Lake View 540 N. Cicero Avenue, Austin 1436 W. Randolph Street, West Loop 2235 S. Michigan Avenue, Motor Row 2816 N. Ashland Avenue, Lake View 3644 N. Greenview Avenue, Lake View 3926 N. Bell Avenue, St. Ben’s 6353 S. Wolcott Avenue, Englewood 5026 W. Ainslie Street, Jefferson Park 6343 S. Wolcott Avenue, Englewood

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  •  See all 62 Chicago demolitions during November 2020 at Chicago Cityscape’s Demolitions Tracker
     See all 62 Chicago demolitions during November 2020 at Chicago Cityscape’s Demolitions Tracker
  • 1511 W. Irving Park Rd. Lake View. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    1511 W. Irving Park Rd. Lake View. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 540 N. Cicero Ave. Austin. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    540 N. Cicero Ave. Austin. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 1436 W. Randolph St. West Loop. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    1436 W. Randolph St. West Loop. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 2235 S. Michigan, Motor Row. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    2235 S. Michigan, Motor Row. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 2816 N. Ashland Ave. Lake View. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    2816 N. Ashland Ave. Lake View. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 3644 N Greenview Ave. Lake View. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    3644 N Greenview Ave. Lake View. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 3926 N. Bell Ave. St. Ben’s. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    3926 N. Bell Ave. St. Ben’s. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 6353 S. Wolcott Ave. Englewood. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    6353 S. Wolcott Ave. Englewood. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 5026 W Ainslie St. Jefferson Park. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    5026 W Ainslie St. Jefferson Park. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 6343 S. Wolcott Ave, Englewood. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    6343 S. Wolcott Ave, Englewood. Demolished November 2020. Photo Credit: Google Maps

“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.

 

“Spotlight on Demolition” is sponsored by Chicago Cityscape

See all 62 Chicago demolitions during November 2020 at Chicago Cityscape’s Demolitions Tracker

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