LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” 1300 W. Carroll Avenue, Fulton Market 1321 S. Ashland Avenue, Near West Side 5534 and 5538 S. Green Street, Sherman Park 4921 W. Monroe Street, West Garfield Park 4212 W. Van Buren Street, West Garfield Park 1520 N. Elston Avenue, Lincoln Yards 2038 W. 18th Street, Pilsen

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  • Eckhart & Swan Company Mill/ B.A. Eckhart Mill/ ADM Wheat Mill, Flanders and Zimmerman, 1300 West Carroll Avenue in West Loop/Fulton Market District, Built 1897 with later additions. Demolition begun February 2021. Photo Credit: Serhii Chrucky
    Eckhart & Swan Company Mill/ B.A. Eckhart Mill/ ADM Wheat Mill, Flanders and Zimmerman, 1300 West Carroll Avenue in West Loop/Fulton Market District, Built 1897 with later additions. Demolition begun February 2021. Photo Credit: Serhii Chrucky
  • St. Stephenson M.B. Church/former Zion Evangelical Lutheran, Theodore Duesing, 1321 S. Ashland Avenue, built 1905. Demolished February 2021. Photo Credit: Gabriel X. Michael
    St. Stephenson M.B. Church/former Zion Evangelical Lutheran, Theodore Duesing, 1321 S. Ashland Avenue, built 1905. Demolished February 2021. Photo Credit: Gabriel X. Michael
  • 5534 and 5538 S. Green Street, Sherman Park. Demolished February 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    5534 and 5538 S. Green Street, Sherman Park. Demolished February 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 4921 W. Monroe Street, West Garfield Park. Demolished Feb 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    4921 W. Monroe Street, West Garfield Park. Demolished Feb 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 4212 W. Van Buren Street, West Garfield Park. Demolished Feb 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    4212 W. Van Buren Street, West Garfield Park. Demolished Feb 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 2038 W. 18th Street, Pilsen. Demolished February 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    2038 W. 18th Street, Pilsen. Demolished February 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 1520 N. Elston Avenue, Lincoln Yards. Demolished February 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    1520 N. Elston Avenue, Lincoln Yards. Demolished February 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 58 Chicago demolitions during February 2021 at Chicago Cityscape’s Demolitions Tracker

 

 

 

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