Chicago continues to loose significant and historic homes at an alarming pace. This lovely Queen Anne Cottage from 1895 is slated for immediate demolition. This 123-year old home is located at 1042 S. Oakley Boulevard, just west of the Illinois Medical District.
The cottage sold in December 2017 for $180,000. Due to its orange-rated status in the Chicago Historic Resources Survey (CHRS) which demonstrates its significant historic value, it’s subject to a 90-Day Demolition Delay. A demolition permit request was submitted on March 14, 2018 and the demolition delay was released on June 13, 2018.
AIA Guide to Chicago, Pg 292-293, Claremont Cottages, 1000 Block of S. Claremont Ave., 1884 Architect Unknown.