Thursday, November 09, 2017

Lincoln Park vintage two-flat torn down for new house

2219 N Dayton was sold earlier this year for $1.7 million. We happened to walk down Dayton on Monday between some showings and caught the demolition in action. It is old news that Lincoln Park has seen more than it's share of vintage building tear downs. The distinct cornice of this lovely building had already been removed at time of the photo. The new property will be a single family home according to building permits.

Google image of 2219 N Dayton from August 2016. It would be nice (and my preference) to save more of these original two-flats.
This is an attractive stretch of North Dayton with high-end homes and some vintage holdovers that preserve the distinct feel of leafy Lincoln Park.  The median price of a property sold on the block over the last 24 months is $1.7 million.  A double lot vintage home conversion sold this summer for $4.8 million.

A familiar site in Lincoln Park.  I don't know if there is another old established neighborhood across the country that has seen such a long run of tear downs and astounding dollars spent on residential "infill" redevelopment. Redevelopment is good for the vibrancy of the city but I think the rate of attractive brick building tear downs is shocking and ultimately sad.
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