Pic taken January 1, 2012. I did not read the details carefully. “Released” means that the “hold” is released and the action described in the permit application (in this instance, “wreck and remove”), is permitted.
I also just realized when posting that the building two doors down is gone as well, and replaced with a very large brick structure.
Pretty nice place (with the “A”):
Date Received: 11/17/11
Address: 3549 N. Reta Ave.
Applicant: Taylor Excavating
Owner: Jasper Builders
Permit Description: Wreck and remove a brick 2-flat and rear garage.
Status: Released 11/21/2011 [Application for this address previously released 8/4/2006]
Here’s the Historic Resources Survey item about the property, which is a Queen Anne from the 1890s.
A search of the City of Chicago data portal for the address shows that there was a demolition permit applied for back in August 2006 as well. Permit 100091922 was to “WRECK & REMOVE A BRICK 2 FLAT AND GARAGE”. Not sure what happened to that permit, because the Google Street View shot looks like it contains the original edifice. I’ll endeavor to get over there for a look-see.
There are a number of other landmark buildings on this block, including the LEROY: