“Extremely rare opportunity to purchase one of East Lincoln Park’s last developable corner lots. Quiet location with bright southern exposure along the length of the lot. RM-5 zoning allows for a 4 story building with 7000+ sf. Reduced south setback allows for additional width vs a mid-block lot. Brand new alley with permeable pavers just completed. Currently a 4 unit building with a 3 car garage generating $6,620 / month income. BROKER OWNED.”
A Brief History of The Schmidt Metzgerei, 1800 N. Hudson Avenue in Old Town
With special thanks to Diane Gonzalez for her research and writing
“Homemade sausages and smoked meats are our specialty” read an advertisement for Schmidt’s Metzgerei in the Old Town Art Fair program from 1958. Schmidt’s Metzgerei is the circa 1892 butcher shop built in the classic German “fachwerk” style with timber framing at 1800 N. Hudson Avenue at the intersection with Menomonee and old Ogden Avenue. The “Schmidt’s Mitzgerri” sign is still visible on the building’s facade. This relic of Chicago’s German history has survived for over 120 years, but it is now threatened with sale and demolition.