Photos: Wicker Park Church Collapsed This Morning
Mision Cristina church in Wicker Park, pre-collapse (photo via Google Street View)
A church in Wicker Park collapsed early Monday morning, causing no injuries, according to officials. The northern wall of Mision Cristina church—located at 1905 W/ Schiller St.—buckled at around 6 a.m. Monday, Chicago police said, damaging several vehicles.
Traffic is now blocked in the area around the church, amongst three intersections: Evergreen and Damen, Evergreen and Milwaukee and Wicker Park and Honore.
The church was vacant due to construction during the collapse—and as NBC noted, it was already surrounded with demolition fences, suggesting that the building was slated to be torn down anyway.
The Chicago Fire Department shared photos of the scene, and corroborated police reports that no one was injured:
1905 w Schiller building collapse no injuries pic.twitter.com/XDzDa3lh4i— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) October 24, 2016
So far, there's no official word on what caused the collapse.