Goodbye to a Victorian Cottage

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2430 W Moffat [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Built in the early 1890s, 2430 W Moffat’s construction coincided with the arrival of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad a few blocks away. Today it’s the Western stop of the CTA Blue Line.

Sadly, the end draws near for this little cottage as there is an outstanding demo permit for the property.

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The Value is in the Land: Lincoln Park Italianate Edition

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2145 N Fremont, released from Demolition Delay list over the summer [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Last month we looked at the history of Italianate cottages and flats in the near West/Northwest Side neighborhoods, and how they are getting torn down to make way for larger residences. While that story is relatively new for those neighborhoods, it’s almost a tradition in near North Side areas like Lincoln Park.

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Narrow Edges Along the Diagonal at 635 W. Belden

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At 635 W. Belden near the alley behind Lincoln, a particularly quirky residential building sits on a triangular lot.

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44th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour this Weekend

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S. St Lawrence near 112th [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Pullman, a recently minted a national monument and treasure, is opening up for the 44th annual house tour this weekend, from 11AM to 5PM.

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