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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.


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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154 W. Superior St.

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154 W. Superior St. [Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns]

154 W. Superior St. [Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns]

Very few vintage row homes persist in the condo canyons of River North, but this holdout from 1888 at 154 W. Superior will get a new lease on life. A stubborn owner stood his ground while the world changed around him, but passed away in 2015. Despite being marketed as a redevelopment opportunity, the purchaser of the house will gut-rehab it for use as offices – preserving one of the neighborhood’s last links to its early history.

154 W. Superior St. [Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns]

154 W. Superior St. [Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns]