Used to be a Pizza Hut

The American landscape is a unique one – the broken parking lots between rehabbed loft apartments; the block of pay day loan shops just steps away from rows of luxurious townhouses; the Dairy Queens lining old highways that no longer exist, and here, on this website, a blogger is kindly mapping and posting pictures of the beautiful structures that used to be a Pizza Hut.

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Zombie hut in Chicago.

Zombie hut in Chicago.

This one in North Versailles, Pennsylvania. The windows look like pizza slices.

This one in North Versailles, Pennsylvania. The windows look like pizza slices.

 

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To be demolished

to be demolished

There are several buildings on the historic building death row in Chicago – Singapore is similar to Chicago in that way, with few advocates to save these spaces of history. My last apartment building, which was right next to Richard Parrillo’s mansion, will be facing the wrecking ball soon as well, so this feels personal. Luckily, photographer David Schalliol, in coordination with Gapers Block, has created a photo/bio series and interactive map that catalogs the list of Chicago buildings about to be destroyed. Check them out over here. 

There are churches and synagogues in the series, but I like the plain, squat buildings the most.

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