Wicker Park building demolished after porch collapse, no injuries reported: CFD

ByRob Elgas and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Wicker Park building collapses
A building in Wicker Park came down Wednesday morning after its porch collapsed Tuesday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A building comes crashing down in Wicker Park Wednesday morning after partially collapsing Tuesday night.

The porch of the building in the 1240-block of North Marion Court collapsed around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday. A large response from the Chicago Fire Department as well as building inspectors was apparent at the scene.

Chicago fire officials said the porch was attached to the back of a vacant building that is currently under construction. Wednesday morning, the rest of the structure was demolished.

No one was injured in the collapse or the response, fire officials said.

Neighbors said it was a gut-rehab. Tuesday night, it became a tear-down.

A porch collapsed in Wicker Park Tuesday night, Chicago fire officials said.

"We try to maintain all the buildings in Wicker Park, this is an old building, at least 100 years old, and it's a shame. Just a few years ago, we lost a beautiful Ukrainian church," said George Menninger, Wicker Park Committee.

People's Gas responded to the scene and confirmed there were no gas leaks. One neighboring home sustained some damage on its side.