University to demolish Ingleside Hall for park

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The University of Chicago plans to demolish Ingleside Hall, 956 E. 58th St., to expand the quad and create more green space on campus.

The university made the announcement Wednesday at the Cummings Life Science Center, 920 E. 58th St. The U. of C. is working with the city to vacate the street and create a pedestrian path beginning at the western edge of the Cummings Life Science Center, and extending east, ultimately to Woodlawn Avenue.

Ingleside Hall is not eligible to be preserved as a historic Chicago landmark, despite being constructed in 1896 and designed by Charles Atwood. At some point in its history, the building was moved to its current location from across campus. To make the building fit onto the smaller lot, 12 feet was removed from the middle of the building.

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