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19th Century Wicker Park Mansion Gets Gutted

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Typically, when a 19th century mansion with more than 11,000 square feet hits the market in an area as dense as Wicker Park, it's broken up into several different condos or rental apartments. Not so with the old Victorian at the corner of Hoyne and Schiller -- at least as far as we know.

Workers have been on the scene at 1420 N Hoyne Ave for the past several weeks, tearing out walls, floors, windows, ceilings, and parts of the roof. Are they finally subdividing the old girl? The listings indicate they aren't. The 8BD, 9BA home has been listed for $4 million since 2008, and nothing has changed. Then again, the listing also describes a "dramatic entrance foyer" that "leads to a magnificent reception hall & grand-scaled rooms which feature many superb details, spectacular sweeping marble staircase," none of which appears to still be intact.

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·1420 N Hoyne [Redfin]