LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” October 2021

  • 842 W. Garfield Boulevard, Garfield Park. Demolished October 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    842 W. Garfield Boulevard, Garfield Park. Demolished October 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 5230 S. Sangamon Street, Garfield Park. Demolished October 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    5230 S. Sangamon Street, Garfield Park. Demolished October 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 2028 N. Sheffield Avenue, Lincoln Park. Demolished October 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    2028 N. Sheffield Avenue, Lincoln Park. Demolished October 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 2038 N. Wolcott Avenue, Bucktown. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    2038 N. Wolcott Avenue, Bucktown. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 3936 N. Kenneth Avenue, Irving Park. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    3936 N. Kenneth Avenue, Irving Park. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 5610 S. Princeton Avenue, Englewood. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMap
    5610 S. Princeton Avenue, Englewood. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMap
  • 2010 S. Ashland Avenue, Pilsen. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    2010 S. Ashland Avenue, Pilsen. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 1415 W. Lexington Street, Tri-Taylor. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    1415 W. Lexington Street, Tri-Taylor. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
  • 5921 S. Campbell Avenue, Gage Park. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    5921 S. Campbell Avenue, Gage Park. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 3450 N. Hoyne Avenue, Roscoe Village. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    3450 N. Hoyne Avenue, Roscoe Village. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 410 N. Lawndale Avenue, Garfield Park. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    410 N. Lawndale Avenue, Garfield Park. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 3330 N. Damen Avenue, Roscoe Village. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
    3330 N. Damen Avenue, Roscoe Village. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps
  • 2151 W. Grace Street, North Center. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps
    2151 W. Grace Street, North Center. Demolished Oct 2021. Photo Credit: Google Maps

  • 842 W. Garfield Boulevard, Garfield Park
  • 5230 S. Sangamon Street, Garfield Park
  • 2028 N. Sheffield Avenue, Lincoln Park
  • 5921 S. Campbell Avenue, Gage Park
  • 3450 N. Hoyne Avenue, Roscoe Village
  • 2010 S. Ashland Avenue, Pilsen
  • 1415 W. Lexington Street, Tri-Taylor
  • 5610 S. Princeton Avenue, Englewood
  • 3936 N. Kenneth Avenue, Irving Park
  • 2038 N. Wolcott Avenue, Bucktown
  • 410 N. Lawndale Avenue, Garfield Park
  • 2151 W. Grace Street, North Center
  • 3330 N. Damen Avenue, Roscoe Village

“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 56 demolitions

during October 2021 at Chicago Cityscape’s Demolitions Tracker

1 COMMENT

  1. Just found out tonighy that my childhood home AND the relatives home nextdoor where I spend many a happy moment in no longer exist. 😭 i knew the day was coming for my old home, but I had no idea the other went too!! It’s a bit saddee for me that my extended family did this without me having a clue. I’m fully aware that I have been out of touch with them while I went through some difficult stuff in my own life that was in no way caused by me. I feel bad that I didn’t make a better effort to stay in touch, but Oh I loved those old bldgs

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