This photo was taken in September 2010 and posted as part of a previous “House of the Day” series.
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Leave a commentThis is 13301 S. Burley Ave., in Hegewisch. It was built in 1890, but the only evidence you can see of its advanced age is the deteriorating cornice – everything else is covered in an unfortunate coating of vinyl siding. Given the corner location it might have had a ground-floor store or tavern.
Leave a commentThis South Shore home was built in 1890, during the first wave of development that took place in the neighborhood, near the Cheltenham stop on the Illinois Central South Chicago Branch. It’s a nice Victorian house with an octagonal tower and a terrific arch-enclosed porch.
Leave a commentThe house at 5732 W. Lake St., in the Austin community, is a broad-faced American Foursquare built in about 1910. It’s part of a row of well-kept houses facing the CTA Green Line across the street. The two doors suggest that it may in fact be a two-flat. The siding on the upper-story bays and around the porch windows, as well as the porch trim, is colored in a unique spectrum of green shades.