Please write or call Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (773-278-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org to stop the demolition of the 124-year-old building at 1084 N. Hermitage St.
The building should be saved because of the quality of the construction, the nature of the masonry work and the energy embodied in the structure. It's not in the East Village Landmark District or the city's Historic Resources Survey, but it represents a style rapidly disappearing in our community.
Building permits require securing a demolition permit within 30 days. A delay offers a chance to mediate, or propose an alternative.
Preserving buildings that are valuable but not landmarked has been a longstanding position of the East Village Association. The character and history of the 1st Ward community should be preserved.