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Developer Tearing Down Former Theater School for Homes, Starting at $5.795M

By Paul Biasco | May 13, 2015 6:09am

LINCOLN PARK — The former DePaul University Theater School on has been demolished to make way for luxury homes.

Environs Development bought the building in late 2014 at 2135 N. Kenmore Ave. with plans to build on the extra-large lots.

Environs plans to build four homes on extra-wide lots, each between 8,000 to 9,500 square feet.

The homes will start at $5.795 million.

Demolition crews work on the former DePaul Theater school site. [DNAinfo/Paul Biasco]

The former theater school was situated on seven lots on a residential, tree-lined block with 180 feet of frontage.

The parcel was included in a DNAinfo analysis of teardowns in the neighborhood and the rise of megamansions.

DePaul moved its theater school in fall 2013 to a state-of-the-art, 165,000-square-foot building at Fullerton and Racine.

The former theater building property was bought by the Vincentians in 1881, and the St. Vincent DePaul Parish constructed an elementary school on the site in 1891.

DePaul bought the property in 1985 and turned the former elementary school into the Theatre School's home.

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