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Chicago fire destroys historic Sullivan house

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CHICAGO (AP) — Fire early Saturday destroyed a historic North Side house designed by renowned architect Louis Sullivan, the third of his buildings brought down by flames this year in the city.

No one was inside the house and no injuries were reported, said Fire Department spokesman Kevin MacGregor.

The wood frame building had been undergoing renovation, he said.

The home, known as the George Harvey House, was designed by Sullivan and fellow architect Dankmar Adler and was completed in 1888, according to Preservation Chicago.

In January, the Pilgrim Baptist Church on the city's South Side was gutted by a fire. It had been designed as a synagogue by Sullivan.