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3617 Hartford

This two-story home built in 1908 was demolished by Tim Boyle's City Property Company to make way for a 13-space surface parking lot. No public meeting was held about the demolition, and it came as a complete surprise to neighborhood residents. When asked, Mr. Boyle said that if he had it to do all over again, he'd handle the demolition exactly the same way. Click a thumbnail image to enlarge it.

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The photos above were taken on October 26, 2000. The photos below were taken on April 7, 2001 — more than five months later. The lot still hasn't been paved, despite the supposedly dire need for more parking.


Original owner: Rudolph Heibeck
Builder: Jacob Remmers
Architect/engineer: Charles Froelick
Demolisher: Tim Boyle