Photo Page - August 25 Wrigleyville Storm

On August 23rd, 2007, Chicagoland was hit hard by a fast moving storm that laid waste to certain parts of the city and suburbs. Trees were uprooted, windows were blown out and basements were flooded. Many people were left without power for days. The area surrounding Wrigley Field had it’s share of desvestation, including damage to the storage building right next to Wrigley that the Cubs used as a bike-check for fans on game days. Half the roof of the building was torn off and slammed into a condo building across Waveland. Instead of repairing the structure, the Cubs decided to just tear the whole thing down.

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The condo building across Waveland the the roof hit. You can see the black scrape marks and the crushed gutter.

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The only visible damage to Wrigley itself seemed to be this weathervane on the lightstands.

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The McDonald’s sign across Clark Street was damaged as well.

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The storm also pulled all of this ivy off of the side of a building.

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More devastation in the Wrigleyville area near the park.

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The cemetery just north of the park was his really hard. It almost looked like a tornado had touched down here as there was a definite ‘path’ that the downed trees seemed to follow. This tree even uprooted part of a long-time resident of the cemetery.