Saturday, October 5, 2013
Holsman House Has Been Breached
Rogers Park in 1000 words reported that the Holsman House demolition began this past Friday (@ Sherwin and Sheridan). The wrecker is frozen in place after its last destructive act. The machine is tilted up, resting on the debris field that the human operator created.
For a new era in Rogers Park to begin the past must be destroyed. In stark contrast the Emil Bach house and the Farcroft (covered in scaffolding and tarps once again) are nearby undergoing extensive renovations. In order for Jennifer Pritzker's nearby projects to thrive this charming old mansion is biting the dust (in order to build a four story parking garage or car tower in case you've been living under a rock).
Still shocking to see this well built and solid brick house meet its maker. Few cities have the housing stock of Chicago, Illinois. In most towns a building of this stature would be restored and a source of local pride. But this isn't most cities or towns.
UPDATE 10/7/13 - Holsman House is being knocked down today.
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