Blue Victorian Cottage in Logan Square

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Handsome blue cottage with front gable and leaded glass windows at 2431 N. Rockwell, built in the late 1880s.


The Value is in the Land: 1000 W. Monroe

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1000 W. Monroe, in March of this year [John Morris]

Almost a year ago a plan was unveiled for the corner of Monroe and Morgan in West Loop. It featured 12 luxury residences with a parking spot for each unit, and called for replacing a 6 unit building constructed in 1889.

Last week, demolition began on these 19th century twin Italianate three-flats to make way for the new condo building.

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Swallowed by Ivy

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Swallowed by ivy at Hoyne and Iowa.

 


1316 W. Huron

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Near the corner of Huron and Throop is a lovely red brick, flat-fronted Italianate two-flat built in 1879. Vaulted sidewalks tell the story of an area developed before streets were raised.

Situated in an area near downtown with a mixture of new construction and 19th century homes, it’s easy to imagine this 138 year old two-flat being the first house on this plot, but surprisingly it’s not.

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