LOSS: Wicker Park Worker’s Cottage Collapses During Construction


“A two-story worker’s cottage that collapsed in Wicker Park on Tuesday will be rebuilt, according to a realtor.

“The house, 1243 N. Marion Ct., collapsed around 7:20 p.m. September 22, 2020 he Sun-Times reported. No one was injured, but one of the building’s walls fell onto a home next door, where one adult was evacuated.

“The home was under construction by Blake Group and will be rebuilt, said realtor Sharon Gillman, of Gillman Group. The initial plan was to preserve the exterior and rehab the interior. But now the entire home has been demolished and will have to be rebuilt, she said.

“‘They were trying to preserve the house,’ she said. ‘It was a super old house.’

“The worker’s cottage was built 140 years ago, according to Cook County records. Gillman Group — the realtor for several rehab projects in the area — had previously listed the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom worker’s cottage for $1.6 million.’

Read the full story and see the photos at Block Club Chicago

Collapsed Wicker Park Home Will Be Rebuilt, Realtor Says, The initial plan was to preserve the exterior and rehab the interior, but now, the entire home will be rebuilt, a realtor told Block Club, Hannah Alani, Block Club Chicago, 9/22/20


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