Life’s a brick

As heavy machinery dismantles more of the rubble from the old Sears Pharmacy building in the background, Roger Gentile works quickly to salvage bricks from the Oak Park construction site for Chicago Antique Brick Company. I talked to Gentile briefly and asked him if he enjoyed his job. It’s backbreaking work, but these days having any work at all can be a blessing. Or, as he said, “It pays the bills.”

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