LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” Former Sears Store, 6153 S. Western Ave., Gage Park (Chicago 7 2016) 221 S. Racine Ave., Greektown 3349 W. Addison St., Irving Park 4241 W. Madison St., West Garfield Park 7245 S. East End Av., South Shore 3714 N. Southport Av., Lake View 438 W. St James Pl., Lincoln Park 6238 S. Greenwood Av., Woodlawn 5602 S. Racine Av., Englewood 5606 S. Racine Av., Englewood 5704 S. Green St., Englewood 6244 S. Carpenter St., Englewood 6601 S. Carpenter St., Englewood
“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.
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