Family Matters home to be demolished
Did they do that?!!
Chicago is losing a little piece of television history.
The Lincoln Park home that served as the exterior for the Winslow house on Family Matters is being demolished, EW has confirmed. The City of Chicago Department of Buildings issued a permit for its demolition on Sept. 19.
The house, located at 1516 W. Wrightwood Ave., served as the Winslow home in exterior shots on the ’90s sitcom, which followed the Winslow family, led by Chicago police officer Carl Winslow (Reginald VelJohnson). The house also played a prominent role in the show’s opening credits.
Steve Urkel, played by Jaleel White, the uber-nerd who eventually moved in with the Winslows, became the breakout star of the show.
Reportedly, the house is being replaced by a three-unit residence and the entryway will pay tribute to the location’s history with framed photographs of the house and the Family Matters cast.
Those deeply broken up by this news can always revisit the house as it was immortalized on the small screen — Hulu is including Family Matters in their reboot of TGIF!
DNAInfo originally reported the news.