Monday, January 7, 2013
X marks the Ho
Long considered a neighborhood blight, this building has now caught the attention of practically everyone who passes by. Its even caught the eye of the City of Chicago building inspectors, who, according to the city website, has a plethora of violations.
Some of the violations include an exposed roof rafters in the rear hallway, parapet leaning towards the building, east, south and north elevations with open mortar joints, east and south decaying bricks, damaged gutters on the north side, rear exit that's gated and padlocked, no exit signs in the front and rear, no carbon monoxide or smoke detectors, ceiling loose and missing tile, interior walls worn out, loose paint, exterior wall mortar washed out, floors missing tile and water leaks - to name a few.
On January 8, 2013, a case number 350508, lists the building is due for demolition. For some residents January 8th can't come soon enough.