LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 2134 S. Central Park Avenue, North Lawndale 2044 N Fremont Street, Lincoln Park 5308 W. Belmont Avenue, Belmont Cragin 462 N. Morgan Street, West Town 2303 S. Kildare Avenue, Lawndale 1630 S. Karlov Avenue, North Lawndale 1636 S. Millard Avenue, North Lawndale 1936 W. Crystal Street, Wicker Park 4644 W. Superior Street, West Humboldt Park 221 N. Laporte Avenue, Austin 3836 N. Tripp Avenue, Old Irving Park 6801 S. Union Avenue, Englewood 3302 N. Seeley Avenue, Roscoe Village 6910 N. Olcott Avenue, Edison Park 1943 N. Honore Street, Bucktown 2019 W. 68th Street, West 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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