The 'Family Matters' House Is Going To Be Demolished
By Stephen Gossett in News on Sep 21, 2017 6:20PM
"Family Matters" house / Flickr / Photo: Chicago HDRs
A little bit of our pop-cultural childhood is about to get knocked into rubble.
The address 1516 W. Wrightwood Ave. alone probably won't mean anything to you, but the house that stands there might, especially if you were raised on ABC's TGIF lineup in the early 1990s. That was the house that served as the Winslow's home in the opening credits of Family Matters—and we're sorry to say it's slated to be demolished.
A demolition permit has been issued for that address to "wreck and remove a 2 story frame multi-unit residence and a detached frame garage," according to Cityscape Chicago, a site that tracks Chicago permits.
According to DNAinfo, who first reported the story, the owners decided ahead of buying the property that renovation would not be feasible and decided to go for the full raze. They will however display photos of the old house and the Family Matters cast in the new replacement, which is either heartwarming or creepy or both. We're still wrestling.
You can see the old digs as you remember them and feed the nostalgia beast one more time. We'll give you a moment.