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.

2430 W Moffat [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

The upper level features an intricately detailed wood cornice that spans several levels, and has a projecting pedimented window hood.

2430 W Moffatt [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

The same motifs continue on the first level, beneath a shallow shingled overhang covering the bay window and front porch.

2430 W Moffat [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Together, the two levels of decorative woodwork form a Victorian-era visual delight from ground level. The result is a modestly-sized but proud two-family home. It was likely a single-family home before conversion to its current use as a two-flat.

A new three-flat is set to replace it according to permit records.

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