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One of the Gold Coast’s Last Post-Fire Cottages Under Contract

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Some are concerned that this rare home may be demolished

Could yet another very old brick cottage in the greater downtown area be in danger? Some fear that the brick workers cottage at 1241 N. State Parkway may be. According to the Urban Remains blog, the home which dates back to 1872 is one of the few remaining brick workers cottages built in Chicago’s "burnt district"—an area that covered much of the city’s downtown—may be demolished after it is sold. The house, which has been painted black and slate gray, listed earlier this month asking $1.495 million and is currently pending sale. The listing agent’s notes don't provide any details other than, "Historical Cottage. Sold Before Processing." The Coldwell Banker agents representing the seller would not comment on the buyer’s plans for the home.