Bricks tumble from historic building facade on Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park

Date: 
02/10/2013
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Bricks tumbled from above the awning of Propaganda T-Shirts, 1420 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, early Sunday morning, Feb. 10. In Chicago's Milwaukee Avenue Historic Landmark District, the historic property is owned by Harry James Management (HJM).

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Closeup shows from where the bricks fell

Maintenance man for HJM was contacted around 7 a.m. and the police department were notified about an hour later. No one was injured.

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Sidewalk was closed to pedestrian traffic by 14th District Police Officers

Sitting in his pickup truck across from the building, Charlie, the maintenance man, was waiting for the scaffolding company and insurance people to arrive. With HJM from their first building, he indicated that they now have over 400 properties.

The business was founded in 1994 and James Seidenberg is its president.

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I wonder if the owner of the

I wonder if the owner of the building is a slumlord??

Its not uncommon for water to

Its not uncommon for water to work its way into brick walls and collect just above steel headers over storefronts and windows. When the water freezes, it expands and can pop the bricks loose.

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