LOSS: ‘Spotlight on Demolition’ April 2022

  • Antioch Baptist Church, 6248 S. Stewart Ave., Englewood
  • Smashy Garage, 5006 N. Clark St., Uptown
  • Cassidy Tire, 344 N. Canal St., West Loop
  • 4155 S. Packers Avenue, Stockyards
  • 4311 N. Greenview Avenue, Sheridan Park
  • 2117 N. Fremont Street, DePaul
  • 855 N. Paulina Street, East Village
  • 9227 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Burnside
  • 1740 W. 17th Street, Pilsen
  • 2026 W. Waveland Avenue, North Center
  • 854 E. 88th Street, Chatham
  • 2756 S. Sacramento Avenue, Little Village
  • 145 W. 112th Street, Roseland
  • 1354 W. Diversey Pkwy, Lake View
  • 1330 W. Henderson Street, Lake View
“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
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church fire on April 15, 2022. Built 1890, Bell and Swift, 6248 S. Stewart Ave. Photo Credit: Chicago Fire Department
Smashy Garage / Argyle-Clark Garage / Originally the Fred Heyden branch of the Chicago Motor Car Company, 1919, Hall & Ostergren 5006 N. Clark St. Fire on April 26, 2022. Demolished April 2022. Photo Credit: Chicago Fire Department
Wm. J. Cassidy Tire Building / Tyler & Hippach Mirror Company Factory, 1902, Henry J. Schlacks, 344 N. Canal Street. Demolished April 2022 Photo Credit: Serhii Chrucky
Demolition permit issued for the 8-story building at 4155 S. Packers Avenue in the old Stockyards. One by one, the mountains of Chicago’s industrial past fall. Image credit: Eric Allix Rogers Tweet
4311 N. Greenview Avenue, Sheridan Park, Demolished April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
2117 N. Fremont Street, DePaul, Demolished April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
855 N. Paulina Street, East Village, Demolished April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
9227 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Burnside, Demo April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
1740 W. 17th Street, Pilsen, Demolished April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
2026 W. Waveland Avenue, North Center, Demo April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
854 E. 88th Street, Chatham, Demolished April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
2756 S. Sacramento Avenue, Little Village, Demo April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
145 W. 112th Street, Roseland, Demolished April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
1354 W. Diversey Pkwy, Lake View, Demolished April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps
1330 W. Henderson Street, Lake View, Demo April 2022. Photo Credit: Google Maps

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