The Biggest Thing in Small is Coming to a New Old Building on Chicago Avenue
Feb15

The Biggest Thing in Small is Coming to a New Old Building on Chicago Avenue

The Bush Temple of Music (800 North Clark Street) is the latest Chicago building to experiment with the biggest trend in small living: the micro apartment. Cedar Street has been issued a permit to transform the former piano superstore into dozens of tiny residences to be known as Flats No. 800.  This is happening just blocks away from where Walton No. 9 is being built on State Street, and where two blocks further on, you can buy...

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Another Building to be Jammed in at Chicago and Clark
Jan19

Another Building to be Jammed in at Chicago and Clark

If you’re the historic Bush Temple of Music (800 North Clark Street), you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s getting awfully crowded on your block these days.  Just a few years ago, the wonderfully gabled masonry pile stood alone on the northwest corner of West Chicago Avenue and North Clark Street, with only a couple of insignificant commercial barnacles and a spindly water tower as its companions. Then last...

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Bush Temple Water Tank Demolished; More Tanks to Go
Jun16

Bush Temple Water Tank Demolished; More Tanks to Go

Workers have demolished the water tank behind the landmark Bush Temple of Music (100 West Chicago Avenue), moving quickly after the city granted an emergency demolition permit on May 22. American Demolition finished the job in three working days, staging two cranes and several trucks in the gravel lot north of the building. The tank’s 18-foot-long redwood staves had deteriorated and were sent to a landfill, a spokesperson for American...

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