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'Family Matters' House to Be Demolished

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By    |   Friday, 22 September 2017 01:35 PM

A Lincoln Park house in Chicago made famous in the 1990s sitcom "Family Matters" is set to be demolished.

The city of Chicago approved a demolition permit Tuesday for the house, which was featured in the sitcom as home to the fictional Winslow family and pesky neighbor, Steve Urkel, DNA Info reported.

Speaking on behalf of the property’s owners, Coldwell Banker's Lissa Weinstein told DNA Info that a three-unit residence would be built on the lot.

"Prior to purchasing the property, they evaluated whether saving the house was a possibility and ultimately determined renovating the home wasn't a viable option," Weinstein said on Wednesday.

"In honoring the site's past, they plan to decorate the entry with framed photographs of the original house and the show's beloved cast."

"Family Matters" debuted in 1989 and ran through until 1998.

The sitcom’s initial focus was on the police officer Carl Winslow and his family however, the focus shifted to Steve Urkel after he was introduced mid-season.

Hollywood.com noted that Urkel was intended to only appear once in the sitcom but his character became such a success that he was worked into the show as a main character, leading to some tension between cast members.

"Family Matters" is one of the longest running sitcom featuring an African-American cast, with nine seasons and 215 episodes.

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