Category: endangered


419/425 North Boylan Avenue – 1948 (Demolished)

June 26th, 2011 — 9:52pm

According to Dana at gogoraleigh, a new site plan is under review for 425 N. Boylan Avenue, across from 712 Tucker. A 250-unit mixed-use building will be placed where a pair of early International Style buildings currently are.

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Corning Glass Works – 1963

March 20th, 2011 — 8:20pm

The Corning Glass Works complex (most recently AVX Corporation) has been empty for the past year or two. There is a sign on the front door dated 2010, but the place looks like it has been vacant for much longer. According to the EPA, this former capacitor manufacturing facility is a superfund site.

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Ballantine’s Cafeteria Building – 1959 (Demolished)

March 8th, 2011 — 11:35pm

The former Ballantine’s Cafeteria Building located in the modernist enclave of Cameron Village will be demolished this year to make way for “The Residences at Cameron Village.” This one hits close to home, it’s in my neighborhood.

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1 comment » | endangered, prairie school

401 Oberlin Road – 1957

March 6th, 2011 — 10:34pm

401 Oberlin

Very little is known about this elegant beauty at the corner of Oberlin Road and Clark Avenue. It sits in Cameron Village, and it at high risk for demolition.

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