a 19th century cottage and 1914 bascule bridge wiped away from chicago's cityscape

it’s been awhile since i’ve documented chicago houses faced with death by demolition. with such limited bandwidth as of late, it’s become increasingly hard to document everything i care deeply about.


after seeing this 19th century masonry cottage land on the chopping block over the weekend however, i just had to get out and document it. on the way, i photographed what remains of the chicago avenue bridge. its demolition completely slipped my mind. now, very little remains, except piles of mangled metal.

 

19th century masonry cottage (likely built as a boarding house) with joliet limestone window hoods will be demolished in the coming weeks.

images of chicago avenue bascule bridge taken before and during its demolition. 

additional information on the chicago avenue bridge and 19th century cottages faced with demolition provided below: 

IMPENDING DEMOLITION OF 1914 CHICAGO AVENUE BASCULE BRIDGE ON THE HORIZON

AN INTENSIVE STUDY ON MATERIALS AND METHODS USED IN BUILDING THE CHICAGO WORKERS COTTAGE

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