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Monday, December 6, 2010

116 W. Michigan Ave. comes down

I had a straight shot out of my window last week as 116 W. Michigan Ave. was being demolished.

The owner of the auto shop that sits behind the former residence said he tried to rent the structure out for quite some time to no avail, and that it was blocking his business so that customers were having a difficult time finding him.

Thus, it needed to come down.

So, the building was demolished in a matter of hours, and will now become parking for the repair facility, as they were formerly renting spaces from the church next door.

I was told the home was built in the early 1900s, perhaps 1909, and would like to hear from any of you who might know something about the original family who put it up.

Even if you know of the house being occupied by another family for any significant time span, that would be of interest to.

I did an article on the demo for this week's Reporter, but would like to do a follow up with some context and history of the place.

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