• Mick Dumke
  • 2720 W. Monroe, a vacant building turned into public art

Neighbors are worried about the boarded-up building at 2720 W. Monroe—a once-fine, four-bedroom brick home that’s been vacant and problematic for years.

This time, though, they’re concerned that the city is planning to knock it down, just weeks after they worked to turn it into a striking piece of community art.

“It’s real ironic,” says Jay Bellingham, who lives across the street. “Why would they come out now that we’ve beautified it?”