Fascinating Vintage Photos of Beautiful Buildings Being Demolished

Garrick Theater, formerly the Schiller Theatre Building – Chicago, Illinois

Image via Chuckman’s Collection; Richard Nickel Committee and Archive via m. gerwing architects

The story of Adler & Sullivan’s landmark Garrick Theater is the sad tale of the architectural preservation movement in Chicago in the middle of the 20th century. After a hard fought battle, the building was demolished in 1960 — a mere 68 years after it was built — and replaced with a parking structure.