LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” 3221 N. Pulaski Rd., Avondale 3916 N. Elston Ave., Irving Park 3740 W. Cortland Ave., Hermosa 5215 S. Keeler Ave., West Eldson 6146 & 6142 S. Campbell Ave., Gage Park King Bowl, 8010 S. Dr. Martin L King Dr., Chatham 2631 N. Wilton Ave, Park West 4228 W. Wilcox St., West Garfield Park 825 N. Lawndale Ave., Humboldt Park 4266 W. Grace St., Old Irving Park 4936 N. Bell Ave., Lincoln Square 7124 N. Ionia Ave., North Edgebrook 6500 S. St. Lawrence Ave., West Woodlawn 5626 S. Damen Ave., Gage Park 3744 N. Greenview Ave, Wrigleyville 2610 W. Winona St., Lincoln Square 1500 N. Wieland St., Old Town 1458 N. Wieland St., Old Town

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  • 3221 N. Pulaski Rd., Avondale. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    3221 N. Pulaski Rd., Avondale. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 3916 N. Elston Ave., Irving Park. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    3916 N. Elston Ave., Irving Park. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 3740 W. Cortland Ave., Hermosa. Demo Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    3740 W. Cortland Ave., Hermosa. Demo Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 5215 S. Keeler Ave., West Eldson. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    5215 S. Keeler Ave., West Eldson. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 6146 & 6142 S. Campbell Ave., Gage Park. Demo Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    6146 & 6142 S. Campbell Ave., Gage Park. Demo Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • King Bowl, 8010 S. Dr. Martin L King Jr Dr., Chatham. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    King Bowl, 8010 S. Dr. Martin L King Jr Dr., Chatham. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 2631 N. Wilton Ave, Park West. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    2631 N. Wilton Ave, Park West. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 4228 W. Wilcox St., West Garfield Park. Demolished Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    4228 W. Wilcox St., West Garfield Park. Demolished Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 825 N. Lawndale Ave., Humboldt Park. Demo January 2021. Google Maps
    825 N. Lawndale Ave., Humboldt Park. Demo January 2021. Google Maps
  • 4266 W. Grace St., Old Irving Park. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    4266 W. Grace St., Old Irving Park. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 4936 N. Bell Ave., Lincoln Square. Demo Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    4936 N. Bell Ave., Lincoln Square. Demo Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 7124 N. Ionia Ave., North Edgebrook. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    7124 N. Ionia Ave., North Edgebrook. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 6500 S. St. Lawrence Ave., West Woodlawn. Demolished Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    6500 S. St. Lawrence Ave., West Woodlawn. Demolished Jan 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 5626 S. Damen Ave., Gage Park. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    5626 S. Damen Ave., Gage Park. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 3744 N. Greenview Ave, Wrigleyville. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    3744 N. Greenview Ave, Wrigleyville. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 2610 W. Winona St., Lincoln Square. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    2610 W. Winona St., Lincoln Square. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 1500 N. Wieland St., Old Town. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    1500 N. Wieland St., Old Town. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 1458 N. Wieland St., Old Town. Demolished January 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    1458 N. Wieland St., Old Town. Demolished January 2021. 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 77 Chicago demolitions during January 2021 at Chicago Cityscape’s Demolitions Tracker

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